Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Butter Butts

A dear blogging friend told me about the nickname "Butter Butt" for the yellow-rumped warbler and now I can't refer to them any other way. I passed this knowledge on to my husband and he continually gets it wrong, saying 'butter balls' or 'yellow butts.' I no longer correct him; I know what he means.

Photos taken mid to end of December.





Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
Emily Dickinson

38 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Around my neck of the woods...there are 'tons' of them!! Now I will probably call them butter butts too. ;-)

R. Mac Wheeler said...


So cute

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What beautiful birds. Butter butts :)

Jacquelineand.... said...

I don't think I've seen them before, but now I'll never forget them. Butter butts!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, that yellow is a amazing - so lovely. ( :

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, that yellow is a amazing - so lovely. ( :

Buttons said...

I love that name:) Incredible photos Gail as always. Hug B

eileeninmd said...

Great series, I love these cute Butter Butts. Have a happy day!

Anvilcloud said...

Cute bird with a cute nickname.

hootnonny said...

I can't believe its a butter butt!

The yellow is so vibrant.

TexWisGirl said...

i'm laughing at double d. :)

Rosemary Aubut said...

Beautiful birds by any name! Still chuckling!!!

don said...

A fine series of this pretty bird. Excellent detail in your pictures.

bailey-road.com said...

What cute little birds!

DeniseinVA said...

Love the nickname and your photos are great!

Mitzi said...

Definitely beautiful little birds and the nick name is just too cute!

Barbara said...

I love that! And your photos are so beautiful! I don't think I've had any of these around here lately.

Debbie said...

omgosh....laughing so hard at butter balls!!

my chuck does the same thing but he does stuff like that on purpose ;)

awesome captures!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful images. I am waiting to see the 'butter butts' around here in spring.

cobie en bas van Es said...

prachtig om deze mooie vogeltjes te zien.

Karen said...

Sweet little butter butts!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Butter butt. I get it! Too cute.

Rosie Grey said...

:-) This made me smile - I guess now I'll never be sure whether I remembered Butter Butts correctly (see - was just about to write Butter Cups…)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I've never seen one of those cute little butter butts. When I do I will know they are either butter butts, yellow butts, or butter cups. LOL

Ela said...

Sweet little bird :)

Jeanne said...

Too Funny!!!
Love you pictures of the little butter butt.

beth said...

i love bird butts !!!

Amy Burzese said...

You know what they say, "butter makes everything better". Ok, I'll shut up now. Great shots of the little cuties.

Wally Jones said...

We just counted 26 of them in an orange grove yesterday!

Cute name for a cute bird.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

I've seen the odd yellow rumpled warbler migrate through here spring and fall. I love them! Thanks for sharing the neat photo!

Michelle said...

A sweet, little bird with a sweet nickname.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So cute..both the bird and the name...and the butter-butt shot perfectly shows why the nickname is perfect.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I love the nickname for this little cutie, and I smiled at the photo that captured the feature that led to the nickname.

I think Doubld D and Doug might have been twins separated at birth. Doug's been trying to remember what cormorants are called during our Florida vacation, and he's come up with some hysterical substitutions.

Terri Buster said...

I think butter butt is a most appropriate name..what a sweet bird.

catskillblogger said...

Ha! I love that name.

Barb Brookbank said...

so cute (and funny) :)

Helma said...

So beautiful these little birds with their bright yellow dash. Beautifully captured Gail and oh, so beautiful to see.

Helma said...

So beautiful these little birds with their bright yellow dash. Beautifully captured Gail and oh, so beautiful to see.