|Had to look up this little lady in Sibley's--a female palm warbler.|
I followed the little palm warbler through the branches as she looked carefully for insects.
|Such a trim little bill, perfect for plucking bugs from tiny places.|
Unlike the osprey, who nabs a big meal then eats at its leisure, these little birds have to work constantly to eat enough of their tiny prey to make a meal. I watched as she stretched out to reach for...an ant?
What a treat to have her right there in the backyard.
Up next: morning on the beach