Black throated Blue Warbler feeding on flying ants, Gate 16, August 29, 2010
I made my way back to the west side of Quabbin today hitting Gate 22, 16 and 10. The numbers of birds seemed to be down a bit from yesterday but that could be that the birds were less concentrated due to the weather being warmer and the birds not having to congregate in the sunny spots this morning. There were still some nice birds around nonetheless. The highlights were another Tennessee Warbler, this time at the end of Gate 22. The other neat sighting was watching this Black throated Blue Warbler feeding on flying ants as they left their burrow and climbed this stump to fly off. It was a feeding frenzy for the warbler and the bird hardly noticed my presence.