Date: 5/14/18 6:05 pm From: Jane Clark <jrclark...> Subject: [ia-bird] Backyard bushes
Today from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., I watched birds while relaxing on the porch. I couldn't see ground level but we have a tangle of shrubbery in the corner of the lot near the porch. A Wilson's Warbler kept me busy watching his activities-flycatching and jumping hoops most of the time I watched. There were eventually at least three Wilson's in that area, along with Nashville's, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow, an American Redstart and a surprising Mourning Warbler that put in a brief appearance. In the trees in the background there were Magnolias and Chestnut-sided Warblers.
Earlier today I saw a Canada Warbler and a Golden-winged in our serviceberry trees.
The Wilson's Warbler spent most of its time picking insects from a young hackberry tree growing in the middle of the tangle.