Sunday, April 24, 2011
Easter Sunrise-Signs of Spring
The Yellow Rumped Warblers were feeding in the wetlands on the midges that hatched yesterday.
These little warblers are often the first to return, and this year have been here for two weeks with very few other warblers showing up.
The cold weather has kept them close to the ground looking for food, so they are easy to see.
You can see in the picture below why they are called "Yellow Rumped" warblers.
They will travel to northern Minnesota to find a place to nest.
Below is one of the midge flys that hatched yesterday, caught in one of the first spider webs of the year. The sun had just hit this web, turning the frost to dew almost instantly.