The animated and flashy warbler American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) is the final warbler featured in my Bestiary. Migrating songbirds are returning to our Western Massachusetts hillside now as I finish the warbler section of A Bestiary — Tales From a Wildlife Garden.
I have enjoyed recalling and writing about the numerous encounters I have had with these lively and inquisitive warblers over the last year and look forward to new experiences during the seasons ahead. Hopefully I will be able to add another species to the twelve I have already sighted here in our gardens. You can see more photos and information about the American Redstart in my twenty-ninth installment of A Bestiary . . . over at Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens.
Here is a collage of the twelve warblers I have shared over the past year. How many can you identify?
I will continue to share other songbirds from Flower Hill Farm in upcoming posts.