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November 12, 2012 / Rae Spencer

More and More Warblers

Most of the yard is following the normal routine of preparing for winter, but the Yellow-rumped Warblers seem to feel that winter has already arrived.

In previous years, the wax myrtles’ abundant berries have lasted well into spring. Other birds refuse to eat the berries, and the Yellow-rumped Warblers are rarely numerous enough or hungry enough to need the entire crop. But this year, the branches may be bare as early as Christmas.

I’m a bit worried about what will happen to my favorite warblers, once their food supply runs out.


  1. lynnwyvill / Nov 12 2012 4:53 PM

    The closeup of those leaves are stunning. Hope those cute little warblers have plenty of berries.

  2. Vicki / Nov 12 2012 5:31 PM

    they are very cute. would they eat from a suet or seed feeder?

    • Rae Spencer / Nov 12 2012 7:47 PM

      I’ve never seen them at any of the feeders, but I’m going to try several different kinds of suet this year. Maybe I’ll find something they like…

  3. Jeanette Gallagher / Nov 12 2012 10:49 PM

    This is such beautiful photography but sad words about the warblers running out of food. Poignant.
    Climate change and we all have to adjust…or…

  4. Gillian / Nov 13 2012 7:34 PM

    Don’t worry, they’ll move on and find another food source. Sad for you, but good for them I guess!

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