All (sorry for the cross posting to those who subscribe to both the VTbirds
and Mad Birders list)-
For the past 2 days (Monday/Tuesday), we have had a Pine Warbler visiting
our feeder in Waterbury. My wife spotting him on Monday and was unsure of
the ID, but yesterday I got home before dark and was able to watch it for
some time. A life bird for me (woo hoo!!), and I was unsure of the ID at
first, but I after reviewing several field guides, I am sure of it.
Interestingly, the bird looks the most like the picture in my regular
Peterson's field guide. Fairly dark olive back, 2 white wing bars, yellow
breast/throat with some faint streaks on the breast, and yellow looking
"spectacle". It pumps it's tail frequently, and was feeding on suet,
sunflower, and thistle seed. This afternoon, if it is still around, I will
try to get some pics to post.
Other regulars at the feeders lately have included a flock of redpolls
(15+), several juncos, and occasional visits by a Carolina Wren. Pretty
cool winter so far!!