August 8 – I finally got to see the male Common Yellowthroat!  This is him.  He and the Mrs. were flitting about across our road when I went to check the mail.  They both had big leggy bugs in their mouths and would prance along the wire fence.  They were making quite a ruckus about it, too.

Here is the Mrs.

I had seen the females before, and I hear them constantly during the summer.  But it took 6 years to finally see the elusive male.