September 14, 2016

Immature Tennessee Warbler.

The fall migration continues through our yard.
Several warblers including, Wilson's, Cape May, Blackpole and Tennessee were at the pond today.

Oreothlypis peregrina

The Tennessee Warbler is a common nectar "thief" on its wintering grounds in tropical forests. Instead of probing a flower from the front to get the nectar, and spreading pollen on its face in the process, the warbler pierces the flower tube at its base and gets the reward without performing any pollination.
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