Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2000 16:17:37 EDT
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Ann Stewart <Annbirds1@AOL.COM>
Subject: Yellow-throated Warbler
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Friday evening around 7PM I looked out my kitchen window and saw a flash of
yellow on my birdbath. Immediately - gold finch- NO second
glance-Yellowthroated Warbler. I have seen them many times before but in
their own habitat and usually not closeup or any length of time. I watched as
the beautiful male- in full sun- cautiously placed the tip of his bill in the
water, jerked back, then again and again. He got brave and walked on into the
water and apparently realizing how wonderful it felt decided to take a full
bath. He splashed and splashed and splashed some more. He had the most
wonderful time forever it seemed and my husband and I enjoyed his bath
almost as much as he did. He later flew into the craapple tree and arranged
his feathers. He seemed very content to be this close to the house and around
"people things". He was only about 20 feet from my window. I felt so
fortunate to observe this beautiful bird so closely.
You just never know what you will see when you look out the window!
Thanks to all who sent "congratulations" on being a grandmother to me. It is
so nice to hear from people you don't even know - maybe there is still hope
for this"messed up world" we live in. If they all would become "birders" just
think what a great place it would be!!!!!!!