We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
As the buds pop now in New England, we are in warbler season - one of the birder's high-points of the year. Odd factoid - New York's Central Park is one of the best locations for migrants in the US - and I mean bird migrants. And one of the best spots for odd species - and I mean odd bird species.
The Yellow-rumped is another abundant migrant, but unique as a warbler that can winter in the north, living on bayberries which they have a unique ability to digest.
We used to call them Myrtle Warblers - some of us still do. Bright yellow at base of tail is diagnostic. Found across the US and Canada. Click here: All About Birds