Over two years have passed since my monthly posts featuring Warblers began over at Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens. The next to the last warbler in the series, and as always sighted in the gardens at Flower Hill Farm, is presented this month in 'A Bestiary — Tales from a Wildlife Garden.' The Northern Parula perches in an old apple tree and darts about searching for insects inside flower buds as I capture photos. If you would like to see more images and learn about these unique, small warblers please do visit — A Bestiary.
The feisty Redstart will be the last of this series of Warblers and then onto other songbirds that share this land and habitat. I so look forward to their return this spring. It has been a joy to recall the numerous encounters I have had over the years through writing the Bestiary. I hope to sight more species here this coming season.
Perhaps you can match the names to the bouquet of birds above — Yellow Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Northern Parula, Common Yellowthroat, Chestnut Sided Warblers, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Palm Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Nashville Warbler. There is a Redstart there too.
I am still working hard on my new website, and missing posting here. I will hopefully have it going by April.