[Tweeters] Townsend's Warblers at feeders?

Louise Rutter louise.rutter at eelpi.gotdns.org
Wed Mar 6 10:32:22 PST 2019

We have at least one beautiful male Townsend’s warbler who visits our suet feeder regularly every winter. Checking my yard bird lists, he’s been seen on Jan 1st every year since 2010, and I very much doubt they live that long, so I have to assume there’s actually more than one, even though a) we never see more than one at a time and b) we never see a female at the feeder.

Interestingly, the exception to the Jan 1st rule was this year – we didn’t see him at all this past winter until Jan 21st, presumably because the early winter was so mild they didn’t come down this low.

Louise Rutter


From: Tweeters <tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Michael Hobbs
Sent: 06 March 2019 09:49
To: Tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Tweeters] Townsend's Warblers at feeders?

Tweets – we’ve had a gorgeous male Townsend’s Warbler coming to our feeders daily for this entire winter. He visits many times a day, eating suet and also eating sunflower chips and possibly some niger thistle (I was using a mix of fine sunflower chips and thistle, so it’s hard to know which he preferred).

Has anyone else experienced this kind of behavior with a Townsend’s Warbler? It seems strange to have one so dedicated to feeders.

== Michael Hobbs
== www.marymoor.org/birding.htm <http://www.marymoor.org/birding.htm>
== BirdMarymoor at frontier.com <mailto:BirdMarymoor at frontier.com>

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