Birds: Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroat

It’s a good time of year to spot birds. So many migratory birds are passing through Austin and Texas, resting and feeding here as part of their long journeys northward. Some – migratory or not – are raising young here, as the Bewick’s wren did recently near my front porch.

Many of the birds I see are pretty common, and many are introduced. But despite his name, this one is NOT common in my yard. I was lucky and glad to nab a photo of him picking bugs off the bushes.

This guy reminds me of one of the many reasons I garden, that my efforts aren’t all about me and my needs. There are many critters out there that depend on my small patch for sustenance and shelter.

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