Date: 11/23/18 9:26 pm From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Video clips of Cape May Warbler from earlier this week in Pueblo
SeEtta et al,
Those look like the same aphids that have been attracting a lot of the late warblers along the Front Range. I think it is the Powdery Pine Needle Aphid (Eulachnus rileyi or related species in the same genus). Other warblers I have confirmed eating this same aphid of late are Blackburnian in Longmont, Yellow-rumped in Longmont, Yellow-rumped in Denver West Office Park, Palm Warbler in Denver West Office Park (per communication from Mark Chavez), Unknown warbler (probably Orange-crowned) in Denver West Office Park. In autumn's past, I have seen a Blackburnian in Greeley, a Bay-breasted and Northern Parula in Boulder and a Pine in Loveland going for this same aphid.
Nice photos and videos of a nice find by Brandon and Uncle Van in Pueblo City Park.
From: <cobirds...> <cobirds...> on behalf of SeEttaM <seettam...>
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2018 9:14 PM
Subject: [cobirds] Video clips of Cape May Warbler from earlier this week in Pueblo
I got a couple of very nice short video clips that show the Cape May Warbler that was seen earlier this week in Pueblo City Park as it vigorously foraged in the needles of a pine tree. And I got a photo showing the warbler going after some apparent food item that I do not recognize, maybe insect larva. (maybe Dave Leatherman knows what it is). I have uploaded these and a few more pics to my Birds and Nature blog.<https://birdsandnature.blogspot.com/2018/11/video-clips-of-pueblo-co-cape-may.html>