Saturday, March 24, 2012
Palm Warbler at home...in March.
Yet another very early warbler arrival this evening as I came across a Palm Warbler here at home. Initially heard as I walked the dog for his evening walk. I had no binoculars or camera with me but I kept hearing the bird chip and it came into a tree perhaps 10 feet away, providing great naked eye looks. It was a male with a continuously pumping tail. It was seen at 6:35 along Jabish Brook and then moved down the stream out of view and I continued with my walk. I then heard it chip a few more times before I headed back to the house to get my camera. Despite much effort I was unable to relocate and get a photo. The number of Pine Warblers has grown quite a bit in the last week and they seemed to be present at every location I stopped at today. The Pine Warbler at the house sang on and off all day long.