I saw a post just yesterday where someone was saying that a Yellow-rumped warbler had come and taken over their feeders. Somehow, that has not been my problem this season. I do get the “butter butts” as some people call them but, they haven’t reduced the visits from other birds in my case. I have seen the aggressive behavior of yellow-rumped warblers chase off competitors but that only last for a moment. Once the bully is gone, all the others are right back.
The Pine Warbler shown here is a frequent visitor to the suet feeder. I see both male and female but since the yellow color is so much more vibrant, the males attract my eye more often.
I thought maybe there would be lots of variety this winter when I started seeing the pine warblers, yellow-rumped warblers and goldfinches coming round. They still visit but, I haven’t seen any new breeds show up recently. Could be, I haven’t looked closely enough. I did see some ruby-crowned kinglets that from a distance, looked like small pine warblers. It’s hard to distinguish from a distance. I’m hoping I chance across some new finds in the near future.
January 20, 2018
Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AB 100 tripod
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
600mm @ f/8 – 1/200 sec – ISO 400
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