Oct 132015
Central Winds Park, 10/3/2015

Yesterday I visited Central Winds Park hoping for migrants. It was kind of a slow morning. The cold front up north should have brought migrants down, but weather patterns seem to have held them from coming down to us. So I had 9 warbler species, none of them worth writing home about. The most unusual […]

May 052014
 Forest Jewel: Black-throated Blue Warbler

Unlike some eastern wood warblers, such as Cerulean and Golden-winged, the Black-throated Blue’s population is stable, and ABC’s work helps to keep it that way. Reserves in our International Reserve Network—now numbering more than 60—provide overwintering habitat. Efforts to reduce threats to birds support the Black-throated Blue and many other warblers, which are frequent casualties […]

May 032014
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. I have enjoyed recalling and writing about the numerous encounters I have had […]

Nov 222013
Black-throated Blue Warbler

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 . . […]