Date: 9/1/19 7:57 pm From: reeser <reeser...> Subject: Black and White Warbler, Cumberland County
A black and white warbler appeared on the trunk of the honey locust tree today. He was inching along the trunk. Assuming he was looking for bugs.
Remember seeing these a few times in Corkscrew Swamp in FL in late fall, also inching along a tree trunk.
We've been seeing several chickadees the last few weeks. Also have some young birds, goldfinches, cardinals and red bellied woodpecker. Seeing 4 blue jays at one time at the feeder, the most at one time for many years.
Also, now have a huge immature Coopers Hawk literally sitting on top of the bird feeder pole off and on. has a long stripped tail with a white edge. The young red tailed hawks that were here all summer seem to have moved a bit farther from the yard, so possibly the Coopers is taking advantage of that.
Catbirds and ruby throated hummingbirds are still here. Lots of cardinal flowers still blooming and the pineapple salvia just started blooming the last couple days in August.
And I also wanted to thank everyone for the information on Cumberland County birds. The Breeding Bird Atlases have been excellent sources for understanding what has been happening with the Cumberland County bird populations over the last few decades. Still hoping to one day hear another Ruffed Grouse in northwestern Cumberland County.
Ellen <reeser...> currently in eastern Cumberland County