A yellow warbler on our front porch
A Nashville warbler on our front porch

I was making dinner the other evening when I heard a bump on the window by the sink and caught a fleeting glimpse of a bird fluttering down. Looking out, I saw this yellow warbler sitting on the arm of one of our front porch chairs. It was stunned but still alive. I went cautiously outside to take a closer look (and to make sure the cats hadn’t heard it as well…) Gradually the little bird came back to its senses, but not before allowing me to get close enough to snap several shots with my iPhone. It shortly took off into the trees seemingly none the worse for wear…