There are two truly colorful birds of the winter, and if one can't have a Cardinal for the red team, then Pine Warbler will do nicely for the yellow. These infrequent daily visitors to the suet basket blaze brightly---outshining the goldfinches and most everyone else. But as said they don't come around all that often, maybe a few times in the day. They must do well with insects in the tall pines. They also lend a jaunty sound to the December air with their bubbly call. It sounds sharp in the cold days and seems to be the "highest" one in the winter repertoire--coming from the crowns of the trees. Pine Warbler is another December prize!
This Wingscapes BirdCam enthusiast and keeper of a well-stocked "bird cafe" has been watching birds in Cary for over 18 years. I adopted the BirdCam in December 2007 and have been working with the product daily, recording over 35 species locally and gaining significant experience with the use of this amazing device. I'm not a "power birder." While I enjoy birdwatching in the field, I appreciate the simple delights of the birds found in my own backyard or in places just down the street. These are truly interesting places and I never tire of the little stories told every day in those places. The birds are central to this experience, but expect me to talk about the things that also are part of the birdwatching experience here at Cary BirdCam, from buying bird seed to crunching numbers in the logbook. Thanks for being a reader!