Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Butter Butt

Back to the birds as I had a new-to-the-feeder bird show up the other day. This time it is a yellow-rumped warbler or as serious birders call it, a butter butt.

This little bird is only a winter visitor to the southeast United States. During the spring, it migrates back to the boreal forests of Canada to breed. It uses all the feeders, from the tube to the platform to the hanging suet feeders. It makes a nice change from the cardinals and the house finches who seem to have taken over the small garden.

4 comments:

Anyes said...

Such a cute little fellow :-)

Dartford Warbler said...

A pretty little bird and very well named!

frayedattheedge said...

What a super little bird, with his butter butt!!

Karen said...

Anyes: I always know winter is underway when the warblers show up at the feeders.

DW: Yep, between yellow-rumped and butter butt, both pretty well cover it all.

Anne: Anything comparable there in Scotland? I'm loving the blue tits over on your blog.