May Morning on Misty Ridge
Yellow Warblers are almost always found in riparian areas, so I was surprised to hear one or more singing this morning at my place west of Willamina, Oregon, at about 700 ft. elevation in the foothills of the Coast Range. There is no open or flowing water within a half mile of Misty Ridge. I assume they were just migrating through the area, and stopped briefly to hunt for bugs or caterpillars. In the photo below the yellow has turned to green because of the sunlight shining through the maple leaves.