Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Birds with Yellow Feathers

Welcome to the second Bird Weekly Photo Challenge. Week #2 challenge is Birds with Yellow Feathers. Upcoming challenges can be found on my Bird Weekly Challenge Page.

The most famous bird with yellow feathers is Big Bird from Sesame Street. As a kid growing up in the 60’s & 70’s, Big Bird, along with Cookie Monster, Grover, Bert & Ernie, Oscar the Grouch and The Count were extremely influential in my upbringing. They entertained me for that short 30 minutes every day. During the first season in 1969, Oscar the Grouch and Big Bird were the only Muppets to appear regularly in the Street scenes with the other muppet characters in separate segments. Full history of Sesame Street on wikipedia here.

Did you know Big Bird has his own Twitter Page?

I have never done a Big Bird photoshoot and have no desire to step on any copyright-protected images so I guess my real yellow feathered friends will have to do for today.

What a bunch of dodos…

– Big Bird

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing perched in a tree after eating some berries.

Cedar Waxwing can survive on fruit alone and if a waxwing eats enough berries while it is growing a tail feather, the tip of the feather will be orange. They eat the berries whole without regurgitating them and can become intoxicated or even die when they eat overripe berries that have started to ferment and produce alcohol.

Yellow-rumped Warbler (AKA Rumps)

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warblers migrate by the thousands at a time. They winter across the central and southeastern US. We see them in our yard, along trails and even at the beach. At the feeder, they like sunflower seeds, raisins, suet and peanut butter. They are the only warbler able to digest the waxes found on bayberries and wax myrtles. You will see them foraging with other warbler species such as the Palm, Magnolia and Black-throated Green Warblers.

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinches hanging out at the feeders. They are the state bird of New Jersey, Iowa and Washington. Goldfinches eat seeds exclusively from sunflowers, thistle, asters and others. At feeders, they prefer nyjer and sunflower seeds. They migrate to our yard in January-February and in that time, we get to see their colors start to turn from the pale yellow to brighter yellow. Then they are gone! They breed in Northwestern states of the US and across the southern parts of Canada. Nests are generally built high in a shrub where two or three vertical branches join but are often open and visible from below. The clutch size can be 2-7 pale bluish white eggs, sometimes with small faint brown spots around the large end. Incubation period is 12-14 days.

Savannah Sparrow

The Savannah Sparrow was named by a famed nineteenth century ornithologist Alexander Wilson for a specimen collected in Savannah, Georgia. This medium sized sparrow has the well known yellow band over the eye. The female builds the nest in one to three days. Her clutch size is 2-6 pale greenish, bluish, tan or white eggs with speckles and streaks. Incubation period is 12-13 days.

Until next week…Week #3 – Waders.

29 Comments on “Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Birds with Yellow Feathers

  1. Pingback: Friday’s Feathered Friends-Bullock’s Oriole Male – Circadianreflections Blog

  2. Pingback: Bird Weekly # 2 – Yellow Feathers | teleportingweena

  3. Pingback: Strictly by the label… – Heart to Heart

  4. Pingback: Bird weekly ~ Photo Challenge ~ Birds with Yellow Feathers #Nature #Birds #Photography

  5. Pingback: Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Birds with Yellow Feathers – Cee's Photo Challenges

  6. Pingback: THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE AMERICAN GOLDFINCH- Marilyn Armstrong | Serendipity Seeking Intelligent Life on Earth

    • Wow Marilyn! You really got some fantastic American Goldfinch photos there, plus a chickadee as a bonus! I love your collages! Thank you for participating this week! 🙂


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Gallery of photos reflecting and embracing life and stories

Picture Retirement

retired from work, not life


Some of my experiences and reflections


"Yeah, that's right. We bad."

Geriatri'x' Fotogallery

...out of a digital shoebox

The Squirrel Chase

Lets skip the rat race!

From Hiding to Blogging

- My Essays for the Essences in Life

Tessa Dean - Author

Full-Time Author and Blogger


Travel is My Inspiration I Want To See The World With My Own Eyes!

Light Words

Better Living Through Beauty, Wisdom and Whimsey

Travels with Ali

My site is all about my travels around the world and in Australia, plus daily life photos!

Nuturing a safe space for heart to heart conversation, with the end goal of healing and living a full life.

ARHtistic License

Thoughts on the Creative Process by ARHuelsenbeck

Falling upwards

Breathings of my heart.....

Sun, Water and Stone

nature + landscape photography / 123 degrees west, 45 degrees north

Living Free and Making a Difference

Living Free and Making a Difference

Cyranny's Cove

Refuge of an assumed danophile...

Myr's Bytes

Birding photos, stories and drawings

Life Captured

iPhone Photos From In My Daily Life

Roth Poetry

Poetry From the Heart!

Chateaux des Fleurs

Sharing a world of joy with photos and words

Chris and Laura's adventures around the world...



Susan's Place

Flash Fiction, Poetry, and Short Stories

A Farm Girl's Life

Photography, Artsy Things, and Life on the Farm

%d bloggers like this: