[Tweeters] Townsend's Warbler at feeders?

J Christian Kessler 1northraven at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 10:08:10 PST 2021

I've had an adult male visit my seed feeder (Audubon Patio mix - sunflower
& peanut chips, Niger thistle) one day this winter, but an adult male was a
regular 2 winters ago. visits were always brief (unlike finches &
sparrows), but regular.

Chris Kessler
NE Seattle

On Tue, Dec 14, 2021 at 9:22 AM <birdmarymoor at gmail.com> wrote:

> Tweets – for two weeks now, we’ve had what looks to be a first year female

> TOWNSEND’S WARBLER coming to our seed feeders, usually a couple of times a

> morning.


> I’m using a no-mess blend from the West Seattle True Value store, which is

> sunflower chips and peanut chips, I believe. She’s also fed at another

> feeder that has sunflower chips mixed with niger. Sometimes she goes to

> the suet as well.


> Has anyone else had a Townsend’s regularly visiting their feeders? Birds

> of the World lists only a very old report: “In winter, visits feeding

> stations where cheese, marshmallows, and peanut butter are offered (Bent

> 1953b

> <https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/species/towwar/cur/references#REF56932>

> ).”


> (She just came back for at least her 2nd visit of the morning).


> = Michael Hobbs

> = www.marymoor.org/birding.htm

> = BirdMarymoor at gmail.com





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