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Ellen Falbowski

Haddam, CT, United States


Look who dropped into my feeder tray one day last April – a Pine Warbler! Probably a migrant, since I do not have pines in my yard. Cornell says, “A bird true to its name, the Pine Warbler is common in many eastern pine forests and is rarely seen away from pines… The Pine Warbler is the only warbler that eats large quantities of seeds, primarily those of pines. This seed-eating ability means Pine Warblers sometimes visit bird feeders, unlike almost all other warblers… Pine Warblers [also] eat caterpillars and other arthropods (including beetles, grasshoppers, bugs, ants, bees, flies, cockroach eggs, and spiders)…” On this day I was serving mealworms. He stayed and enjoyed them all afternoon.


Pine Warbler At The Mealworm Feeder

Migrant Pine Warbler enjoying mealworms all afternoon

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