This is one cool bird. No, it is not a finch. This is a Yellowthroat .. its a warbler. This one is referred to as a common yellowthroat. The giveaway is the mask. Females are said to favor the males with larger mask. Who says size doesn’t matter. 😱😱
I had so much fun watching him fly around in this very large circle, doing this flight song dance. They fly a lot like the goldfinch .. short bursts, then they coast, then a short burst and on and on. The resulting pattern looks like a wave in the sky. In this case, he would sing his tune while flapping, then coast in silence. It was so very cool .
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