Just the other day, Bob King and I were discussing the fact that warblers apparently hadn’t arrived in the Northland.

Since then, there have been a number of warbler reports from the Duluth area on the Minnesota Ornithologist Union’s e-mail list-serv.

And earlier this week, Kurt Kuehn spotted this:

When I first saw the picture, I thought it might be a goldfinch. But Kurt said it definitely wasn’t a goldfinch, and he suggested that it might be a yellow warbler. I see what he means, especially now that I’m noticing those little red stripes that always make me think of pajama bottoms. Since the red stripes trail off quickly, I’m guessing this is a female.

Your observations and pictures always enjoyed by: jlundy@duluthnews.com.