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Tiny Songbirds on a Hot Florida Afternoon

Black & White Warbler

Black & White Warbler

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

Black and White Warblers, Tufted Titmice, Carolina Chickadees and Carolina Wrens were all flitting around the shady leaves of the Live Oaks here on my street.  I took these pictures on a hot Florida afternoon.  These songbirds were likely attracted by the numerous caterpillars up among the shady canopy of leaves in these massive Oaks.  I also have noticed that it may be molting season for many of these small birds.

I took a picture of a beautiful but rather ragged-looking Eastern Bluebird the day before I took the pictures of the Warbler, Titmice, Chickadee and Wren.  All of these birds enjoy eating caterpillars, small insects, and spiders.  The Black and White Wrens and the Carolina Chickadee are occasional visitors to my neighborhood, while the Tufted Titmice and Carolina Wrens are pretty regularly seen resident birds.  I took these pictures on July 26-27. 2013 in my yard and from my neighbor’s yard.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Eastern Bluebird in Molt

Eastern Bluebird in Molt

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee

Black and White Warbler

Black and White Warbler

Black & White Warbler

I have had some different birds stop over in my big backyard Oaks and Hickories recently.  I have never seen these birds and had to look them up online.  I am not totally sure if they are Black and White Warblers or not but I think they may be.  If they are, they are migrating from other parts of Tennessee and will be on their way in the coming few weeks.  The Warblers are insect eaters and these birds have habits very similar to the White-Breasted Nuthatches.  They sort of scoot along the tree trunks and limbs and flit around to perch on branches.  Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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