Sunday, December 29, 2013

Birds of December: Pine Warbler

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!

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