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I have routinely seen Pine Warblers at my suet feeder every year by April 19
here in Georgia, VT. In the last few years, since a near by pine woods has
been cut and then our big pines blew down 2 years ago...they have not
returned. ;-( Liz Alton, Georgia, VT

On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Tom Jiamachello <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I was listening to two white-throated sparrows behind my condo this morning
> when I
> suddenly heard a high trill much like a Chipping Sparrow.  I was surprised
> to see a Pine
> Warbler hopping from low branches onto the ground near the feeder behind my
> place.
> Sibley's book confirms that it sometimes "forages on the ground in suburban
> settings."
>
> It was an adult male with great coloration.  It even cooperated  by staying
> in place for up to
> 5 seconds, allowing great views as the bird was only about 25 feet away
> from my deck.
>
> Have others recorded an observation of the Pine Warbler this early before
> this far north in
> Vermont?  I am also wondering if Red Rocks will be full of passing warblers
> today.  Has
> anyone been there recently?
>
> In any case, a great find for me and a Yard Bird List first.
>
> Tom
>