Cusp of Warbler Migration

Pine Warbler

While the cold and rain continues to depress us . . . we’re seeing more and more warblers . . . some in the most unusual locations.

This weekend we had Yellow-rumps all over our bird feeders.  In 20 years of feeding birds at this house, we’ve never had Butter-butts but suddenly we had at least four of them eating sunflower seeds and suet.  Apparently this is something being seen throughout the state.  Perhaps the cold and rain has delayed the bugs that warblers usually eat and Yellow-rumped Warblers can switch to seeds.

Yellow-rumped Warbler in our suet feeder

Pine Warblers can be found in the woods (this is a bird we sometimes do get at our feeders).

Yesterday Ingrid and I picked up a rare (for Maine) Tricolored Heron a Whiskeag Marsh in Thomaston.  No photo but could be seen moving (as only a Tricolor can do) through a scope.

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