My most recent lifer was the Yellow Warbler which I saw on two occasions about a month ago. First, I saw it at the park where we go swimming, and later I saw it on the trail I take while jogging or walking. Unfortunately, in both cases, I did not have my binoculars with me, but I am still pretty sure of my id because these two birds were almost completely yellow. I do not think any other bird in the U.S. is as completely yellow as this warbler.
A few days later we started hearing a particular bird in our yard regularly, and by regularly, I mean constantly. “Sweetie Sweetie Sweetie Sweet Sweet Sweet.” It turns out that it was again a Yellow Warbler, so Jonathan ventured out to get some photos. I still hear this bird calling pretty often but he is pretty tough to find in all the foliage in our trees. One of these times I hope to go out and find him, but no luck for me yet.
Jonathan had better luck.