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Photo Feature: Townsend’s Warbler & Fox Sparrow

January 6, 2011

FeederWatcher Tom Meinzen of Eugene, Oregon, recently shared a special collection of some of the activity at his feeders. Tom writes, “The highlight of our winters here are the warblers, and this winter did not disappoint. They came down to the suet feeders just recently, and I’ve been seeing 10-15 every day since. The Townsend’s Warblers are our most common suet customers, while the Yellow-rumped Warblers are in very large numbers.”

Townsend’s Warbler by Tom Meinzen

According to Tom, “There are so many warblers that their territorial nature is not very obvious and they are cooperating well with the other birds. I was very surprised this morning to see a male Townsend’s Warbler, a male Red-breasted Nuthatch, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet and two Bushtits all packed onto one suet feeder, eating together.”

Townsend’s Warbler (left), Red-breasted Nuthatch (top), and Bushtit (right).

Tom also captured a photo of this beautiful Fox Sparrow in the yard.

Fox Sparrow

  1. Lilly permalink
    January 16, 2011 1:37 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Kathleen Hartman permalink
    January 25, 2011 4:35 pm

    Wowsa! I am trying very hard not to be jealous of Tom’s success attracting warblers to his feeders. 🙂 Gorgeous photos!

  3. Nora Hansen permalink
    February 17, 2011 5:14 pm

    I love your pictures, please post more! Thanks, I really enjoyed this site!


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