I'm visiting the Eden area (resident of western NY) for a few weeks, and I am amazed at the numbers of yellow-rumped warblers I am seeing. The other morning, the brush along the lake was crawling with dozens of them. Since then, everywhere I watch birds, they seem to be the dominant species, more everpresent than chickadees. If I see a small bird, high or low, chances are it will turn out to be a yellow-rumped warbler.
I am posting hoping for insight as to whether this is normal for Vermont this time of year. I ask partly because I was similarly amazed in March, spending a week on the Outer Banks. There, too, yellow-rumped warblers were the dominant yard bird, in a rather built up beach area. This is a species I've seen all my life, but never in large numbers like this.
(I'm also interested in any good trails for bird walking this time of year in the Eden area.)
Hopefully this is a suitable post for this listserve -- I've been enjoying the posts my whole stay.
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