Saturday morning I picked up my sister, Deb, and we drove to Fort Buenaventura State Park in Ogden, Utah. I took my smart phone with my newly-purchased iBird app. Once we arrived, we found the location quite easily and found a couple of other birders there. I played a few of the bird calls on iBird, and got immediate response. We found him!
We observed, listened, and watched this tiny brightly-colored bird flit among the branches. But photographing him proved daunting. Yellow leaves in the tall cottonwoods, and filtered morning sunlight made for a lot of mistaken sightings. But then this charming bird flew down to a post just in front of us and gave us a great opportunity for some clear shots. I was so thrilled, I could hardly get my camera in motion. But I did! I had to do some cropping to get close-up views, so these aren't as sharp as I would have liked.
We then moved a few steps along the trail and found the Yellow Warbler pair and their nest just about four feet off the ground. These birds are all yellow with some brown markings, and very tiny! This pair posed for me less than five feet away.