Male Pine Warbler
Pine Warblers, Palm Warblers, Carolina Chickadees, Carolina Wrens, Yellow-throated Vireos, and Yellow-rumped Warblers have recently arrived in the area! Here are some photographs I took of the small cuties in the past several weeks. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
This Pine Warbler is a newcomer to the neighborhood. Although I took the photograph while the little yellow, black and white bird was in the leafy branches of an Oak Tree, the bird was just feet from two towering older Pine Trees. Pine Trees are the preferred home for these beautiful small birds. Pine Warblers eat insects, seeds, small berries and some fruits. I took these pictures on January 7, 2013 late in the afternoon.
Here are photographs I took this last week, of a variety of songbirds. I so enjoy seeing new birds here! The new arrivals this past week were: A Chipping Sparrow; a Pine Warbler; and a pair of American Robins. It was very cold for two days last week. Some of the birds are seen here really puffed up so that they could stay warm. It was only 31 degrees F. when I took the pictures of the American Robin, and the little Eastern PeWee! Brrr.
The Eastern Blue Jay was a welcomed sight. I seldom spot Blue Jays around here. There at least two male Northern Cardinals here and a male Downy Woodpecker also in the area. In fact, I saw three different kinds of woodpeckers here in the yards last week. Additionally, there was a flyby of a flock of Cattle Egrets right over my home. I took these pictures in my yards and around the street. I am happy to say that the weather was much warmer this past weekend here. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!