A Bestiary : Songbirds ~ American Redstart

A Bestiary : Songbirds ~ American Redstart



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.

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)

Female American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)

I have enjoyed recalling and writing about the numerous encounters I have had with these lively and inquisitive 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 in my twenty-ninth installment of A Bestiary . . . over at Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens.

Here is a collage of the twelve I have shared over the past year. How many can you identify?

The Twelve of Flower Hill Farm

I will continue to share other songbirds from Flower Hill Farm in upcoming posts.

Carol Duke

Carol Duke

Carol Duke is an artist and farmer who has worked with the land on a Western Massachusetts hillside for over thirty years. During this time her land has evolved into a diverse wildlife habitat. Carol features the flora and fauna that live and visit her farm on her blog http://flowerhillfarm.blogspot.com/ As vital wildlife habitats are destroyed daily, Carol hopes to inspire others to garden for wildlife, while becoming activists for wild places the world over. Her nature photography has appeared in magazines, books and newspapers.

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Carol Duke

Carol Duke

Carol Duke is an artist and farmer who has worked with the land on a Western Massachusetts hillside for over thirty years. During this time her land has evolved into a diverse wildlife habitat. Carol features the flora and fauna that live and visit her farm on her website and blog http://caroldukeflowers.com As vital wildlife habitats are destroyed daily, Carol hopes to inspire others to garden for wildlife, while becoming activists for wild places the world over. Her nature photography has appeared in magazines, books and newspapers.

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