Palm Warblers are cute little Winter visitors here. They have a streaky brown and yellowish buff belly with a light brown back and a bit of yellow on and under the tail. They usually have a rusty, dark orange-red tinged cap on the head, with a faint eye ring. Some Palm Warblers have yellow markings on their face near the bill and sometimes near the eyes. The birds get a bit brighter in their breeding plumage. Both genders look fairly similar. Palm Warblers are about the size of many of the sparrows or finches.
Palm Warblers eat insects and catch many tiny flying insects. Palm Warblers like eating berries, seeds, and plant or tree nectar in the Winter months. They also will often eat on the ground, and sometimes hide in the grass. The Palm Warblers are pretty additions to the neighborhood! I took these pictures on Dec. 2, 2013. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture of the Palm Warbler. Enjoy!