[Tweeters] TOWA winter feeding

Mary Forrester mgfrrstr at comcast.net
Thu Feb 4 11:08:53 PST 2021

For the past 3 years I've had one male Townsend's warbler spending a lot of time at my feeder. He (of course I don't know if he's the same bird) arrives early in December & then abruptly disappears at the end of April. I have only a window feeder and fill it with mostly Wild Bird's No Mess bird seed, together with some bits scraped from a suet log. Most of the visitors are chickadees, juncos & other seed eaters (many pine siskins this winter, of course), but the TOWA hangs out most of the day, feeding frequently. Until the siskins invaded, he was the most aggressive, chasing other birds off the feeder. I don't know if he eats any of the seeds, but expect he's going for the suet. He also appears to glean things from the twigs and leaves of a nearby apple tree, but I'm not able to tell what these are.

Mary Forrester
Mountlake Terrace
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