Sunday, May 10, 2009

Backyard Parula

Meanwhile, at my house, the traveling band of warblers (yellow-rumped, black and white, northern parula) have shifted to the backyard hemlocks. They make quite a pleasant sound all together. Today I actually saw the parula (tiny, kinglet sized), and I swear it was collecting nest material. [This is actually highly unlikely. Northern Parula are extremely rare breeders in Massachusetts, favoring a hanging lichen for nests].

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