September 16, 2013

Nashville warbler

Nashville warbler by ricmcarthur
Nashville warbler, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
Each fall we get a large number of warbler species in their migration to their wintering grounds.
Yesterday we had 5 warbler species, a Swainson's thrush, bluebirds, red and white breasted nuthatches among others.
Cool Facts from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:
The Nashville Warbler sometimes uses porcupine quills as nest material.
Most first-year Nashville Warblers migrate along the Atlantic coast, while adults tend to migrate along inland routes.
The Nashville Warbler does not regularly breed near Nashville, Tennessee, but was first observed there in 1811 by Alexander Wilson, who named the species.
Scientific stuff:
Oreothlypis ruficapilla
Medium-sized warbler.
Gray head.
White eyering.
Plain olive-green back and wings.
Yellow throat, breast, and belly.

Photo taken at Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.

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