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 […]
Over two years have flown by since my monthly posts featuring warblers began over at Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens. Here is my next to the last wood warbler — sighted, as all the others, here at Flower Hill Farm Retreat. The Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) was just passing through May of 2011, when these […]
A Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus, sitting FAR back at the edge of a field in Deerfield, MA. A first sighting for me on 1/05/2014! I could use a larger glass! Still, it was such a thrill to see this marvel of an owl that I will share this blurred image anyway. The best my 70-300 […]
The Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia, is the eighth featured warbler over at my Bestiary – Tales from a Wildlife Garden.A pure black and white warbler with unique features and a genus of its own, the Black-and-white Warbler is a regular, returning resident of our farm. I hope you can take a click over to learn […]
For two years now I have been writing about the beasts that share our wildlife habitat here in Western Massachusetts. One installment a month published over at Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens. This month, while most of these birds would be nearing their overwinter sites, I offer the twenty-fourth installment of ‘A Bestiary . . […]
‘A Bestiary . . . Tales from a Wildlife Garden’ continues with the gregarious Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens. Each spring this small songbird returns to our wildlife habitat within the foothills of the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. There are more photos and stories of my encounters with this warbler over at Native Plants and […]
‘A Bestiary’ continues . . . this month featuring the medium sized and strikingly marked Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia. I first sighted this little songbird kicking up detritus from within pots on the terrace garden. It was May 2009 and proved to be, so far, my only close-up encounter with this beautiful warbler. A rather […]
A new addition to my ‘A Bestiary: Tales from a Wildlife Garden’ is up over at Native Plants and Wildlife Gardensfeaturing the nimble Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla. You can learn more about this warbler by clicking on the link above.