More Orange Crowned Warblers, Katy, Tx
Its winter 2013-2014 and our friend is back, with his friends! Last spring before the bird had left for its migration north I had noticed it visiting a jelly feeder I had placed in the garden. This fall when he (she?) returned it immediately started inspecting all the various hummingbird feeders around the garden. Recalling its apparent sweet tooth (beak?), I popped the top off one of the hummingbird feeders to see what might happen. Instant success! Happy birdy. The next day saw a friend as well and soon up to four birds were contending for control of the precious fluid. Not much is written in the guidebooks about this, although I did see mention in Ehrlich etal Birders Handbook. The garden is becomming a veritable warbler woods with several Orange Crowned, 5-6 Pine, and occasional flocks of Myrtle warblers flitting about all day every day!