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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Worm-eating Warbler in the bananas

Worm-eating Warbler

Worm-eating Warbler

Last evening this Worm-eating Warbler showed up in our Sanibel yard, cool! This is a less common migrant warbler here, so we are always excited to see one. This warbler breeds on wooded hillsides and ravines in the lower part of the East. It is known for foraging in dead leaves, and as we watched it in our yard, it worked its way through leafy tangles then went to our banana plants and foraged on the dead lower leaves, classic!!!
We also had a steady stream of migrant warblers moving through our yard at the end of the day including, 12 Prairie Warblers. a Black-and-white Warbler, 4 Palm Warblers and a Common Yellowthroat. 
(photos taken at 1600 ISO, from quite a distance, in dim light)

1 comment:

Kevin said...

Very cool! One of these days I will find this subtly beautiful warbler. It was even foraging in dead leaf clusters, just as advertised!