Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Yellow-throated Warbler Daily Update (rare bird in Maine)

The warbler is still hanging around, and there were several groups of birders keeping a lookout for him.

8:35 am - 9:35 am - Margaret Viens saw the warbler. Here is what she reported on e-bird (Click the link to see more of her photos):
Photos by Margaret Viens
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Yellow throat bordered by black cheek extending down sides, gray, black and white streaked warbler, long bill, white supercilium, yellow supraloral; continuing bird at suet feeder, He first appeared about 9:00 on the small sapling next to the suet, then fed at suet quickly, going next over to the grass next to the house and the gutters,1-2 minutes total time. It disappeared over the chain link fence to the back yard. Then reappeared again about 20 minutes later and repeated the process on the sapling and suet; again only for 1-2 minutes. We waited so Peggy could get a better look this time and the bird cooperated. 
8:40 am - Peggy Blair saw the warbler.

10:15 am - Drew said, 
"I was looking out the kitchen window and saw the warbler getting a piece of suet. It then flew directly towards the window and veered off to the side, at the last second, presumably to land and eat the goodies."
2:15 pm - Julie Krasne said, 
"Present for only a couple of minutes around 2:20 PM. Arrived while a group of Chickadees, Titmice, Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers were at the feeders. Visited suet for a few seconds, then dropped down to the ground, then flew toward and possibly underneath the brown shed."
Happy birding, everyone!

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