[Tweeters] Pugnacious Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Deborah West olyclarinet at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 09:03:57 PST 2017

We have had a Yellow-Rumped warbler at our suet feeder now for about two weeks. About 5 days ago he started vigorously defending the suet feeder from other birds, particularly the Juncos and chickadees. We have had Yellow-Rumped warblers during the winter for several winters but this is the first time I have seen this behavior. Have others observed this behavior? Prior to this winter we were in another house with a very bird-friendly yard. I am wondering if part of the reason for this behavior is the relatively scarcity of food sources in this neighborhood.

Deborah West

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