Yellow Warbler, Creamer's Refuge, Fairbanks

They Are Not “Wild Canaries”


When WC was a young pup, even more ignorant than now, he’d see these bright, yellow birds flitting around in the willow and alder thickets. When WC asked someone, possibly his scoutmaster, what they were, he was told they were “wild canaries.” They’re not, of course. They are Yellow Warblers. WC mentions this because he…