He was sitting upright on the garage floor when I tried several times to pick him up but he kept trying to fly just as I was ready to grab him (okay, I was a tiny bit afraid he would bite me... yes, I'm a sissy). Katie was able to grab him and I ran for my camera. He was laying on his side in her hand for a minute but then he perked up.
He was quite a natural model.
Katie has contacts at the University of Maryland and she was able to get him identified.
He is a Common Yellowthroat. He's immature male (aren't they all?).... hatched this summer.
It is really worth it to click on these pictures to enlarge them. His feathers are so beautiful!