Monday, May 7, 2007
Black and White Warbler
This years bird sightings continue to be good. Over the weekend we saw a couple of kingfishers (not rare but always fun to watch), an osprey hovering overhead, a female common yellowthroat, and a new personal first: the black and white warbler. Wikipedia has a good discussion of the black and white warbler, its habits, migrations as well as pictures. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-and-white_warbler
I was lucky to get close enough to take the picture above using my clunky digital camera. Similar to a nuthatch, it was running quickly up and down the bark of trees looking for insects. While I was watching it caught a fairly large catepillar. It either does not yet have young to feed in its nest, or it was trying to catch more because it continued its search.