Today a Townsend’s Warbler showed up about 5 minutes away from our condominium in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. To see a warbler in January in Maine is really quite unusual (diet consists primarily on caterpillars). But to see a west coast warbler on the coldest day of the year (wind chill of minus 17) is even rarer.
Reported yesterday, I waited at the residential feeder for an hour this morning before returning home to warm up. The feeling was just returning to my finger tips when I got a text that the bird was at the feeder.
So I bundled back up and saw the Townsend’s almost immediately.