Sunday, February 7, 2010

Pine Warbler

A young male Pine Warbler visited my backyard in February last year and he stayed for only few days then he disappeared for the rest of the year. Surprisingly, he returned in the end of December. I was so happy and thrilled but I was not sure if he would stay for a while this time.

Pine Warbler is a permanent resident in the state of Georgia and not sure why he was gone for a long time. I read about their diet and found out they eat seeds and berries. I have sunflower seeds out and found out he was not too crazy about it. He loves the suet cake I put out for the woodpeckers.

At the first, there was only one male Pine Warbler. In the early January, one female Pine Warbler visited us and now she also stays around. This male warbler started singing in early February and his beautiful songs impressed his lady and also awoke my daffodils. I pretty much see them both everyday and they are right on their meal schedule: breakfast at 8:30AM-9:00AM, lunch at 11:30AM-12:30PM and dinner at around 4:45PM.

I hope they both stay around for a long while and maybe, they will tell me their stories!

Final note: I was reading about warblers in the world (there are 114 species) and an article about this newly discovered warbler in Vietnam, Limestone Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus calciatilis) caught my eyes. This bird is not a new, new species and only breeds in China, Laos and Vietnam. With the DNA hybridization technology, scientists found out this warbler is closely related to the Yellow-vented warbler (Phylloscopus cantator) from eastern Himalayas, not the Sulphur-breasted warbler as they first thought.  I am thankful for for the technology we have today so we can better identify, distinguish and study these tiny birds.

See Simorgh Studio other birding video clips here.
Any suggestion, question or comment? Please post it in the comments below. - Linda


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  1. Thanks for sharing this Pine Warbler. I enjoyed the video.

  2. Enjoyed the video! Will we see them nesting in a future video? Thanks, Carl Tyler


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