April 16, 2014

Our first yard warbler of the year and also the first time I've been able to get a photo of one.

He showed up around 4 o'clock on a very cool spring afternoon. He went to the feeder we put out to attract the yellow-throated warbler that has been coming for the last 3 years.
Not  a rarity but still a great bird to start the spring migration.

Setophaga pinus

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.

The oldest recorded Pine Warbler was a 6-year old bird captured in Massachusetts in 1932.

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