Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Bestiary ~ Songbirds : Warblers

For months I have been working on 'A Bestiary . . . Tales from a Wildlife Garden' writing and sharing photos of the wildlife that live here on our land . . .  from mammals to birds and now featuring the songbirds. Starting with the wonder of warblers. 

The Chestnut Sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica, returns to Flower Hill Farm every spring as the trees begin to leaf out delighting all who listen and observe. The warblers name is inspired by the chestnut line going down both sides of the little chirpy bird's breast. 

You can see more photographs and learn a bit about this beautiful warbler over at Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens