I've been seeing the cerulean warbler by my house every day now, skipping (he) from the top branches of one tree to another. He sings fairly constantly as he goes along, gleaning insects from the bark and twigs, every now and then landing in a spot where I can get quite good views.
I live close to 1000' elevation, and have mixed mature oak/maple/birch/hemlock forest, only a few small streams here and there, weather depending, which open up onto my "lawn" and gardens, about 2 acres open area. I mention this because I don't think this is necessarily typical cerulean habitat, yet the male is singing as if he may have set up a territory.
Does this seem likely that he may be nesting here? While he is vi
sible at times, he is more often hidden by the foliage, and I have not been able to follow him well enough to see if there is a nest. Not yet, anyway.
I have never seen or heard a cerulean here in the 10 years I've lived at this location, and while I am surprised and pleased at his appearance this spring, it strikes me as a bit unusual.
Any thoughts on this recent resident?
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