Thursday, September 27, 2012

Not Really Missing, Just Not Seen

I noticed that it has been a rather long time since I've even mentioned the Pine Warblers.  Which is an amazing omission: they're definitely a favorite species.  We are enveloped by pines, mostly Loblollies, and thus this conifer specialist is easy to find.  Well, at least easy to hear.  Their metallic call is quite distinctive, and even noticeably different from the usually quieter Chipping Sparrow's "machine gun."  But the Pine Warblers don't seem to show up at the suet feeder, so they often seem invisible.  No matter.  They are around and I hope to see more of them this winter!

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