Mariton: Black-throated Blue Warbler

September 30, 2012

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager

Black-throated Blue Warblers are moving through on their way back to wintering grounds in the West Indies.  This is a fun little warbler in the fall.  At this time, they are pretty curious, and often feed near eye level.  I have often had them perch only a few feet away.  The photo above was taken by a simple point and shoot camera to give you an idea about how closely they will approach humans.

I have also been seeing small flocks of Wood Thrushes in the deep woods.  Sometimes they are with a flock of Robins, sometimes they are by themselves.  I haven’t seen any of the winter Thrushes yet, but they should be arriving soon.