Warblers are among the high points of spring migration.
These small birds of about three dozen species flit about the shrubbery checking for insects and offering us not only a bevy of colours – orange, red, blue, green and plenty of yellow – but a rich mixture of songs. There are warbles of course, trills, twitters and whistles, tickling the ear while our eyes are delighted.
On a good day our parks, rural areas and even our neighbourhoods come alive with birds like the Yellow-rumped, Black-throated Blue, Chestnut-sided and of course the Yellow – they can be found in so many areas. One of the most outstanding is the flame-throated Blackburnian Warbler. The male’s bright orange throat is stunning. Enjoy them while they are here. Many will be gone in a few days for breeding grounds further north.
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