More Warblers at the Horicon Marsh

Palm Warbler at the Horicon Marsh

Palm Warbler

The intensely gazing Palm Warbler makes only a brief stop before darting to his next perch. Palm Warblers are one of the northernmost breeding of all warblers. They winter in the south and they got their name when they were discovered on a Caribbean island filled with palm trees.

Blackpoll Warbler at the Horicon Marsh

Blackpoll Warbler

The Blackpoll Warbler is the only warbler that breeds farther north than the Palm Warbler. The Blackpoll Warbler is one of the last warblers to arrive in the spring. “The Blackpoll is said to be one of the most beneficial of warblers, fairly gorging itself on cankerworms,” according to American ornithologist Florence Merriam. There’s a fun fact to share with friends.

Common Yellowthroat at the Horicon Marsh

Common Yellowthroat

This Common Yellowthroat flitted among the tangled branches of shrubs along the edge of the Marsh.

American Robin at the Horicon Marsh

American Robin

This American Robin ate a few too many earthworms while he was watching the antics of the warblers at the Horicon Marsh.

You can still participate in activities for the bird festival continuing today and tomorrow.

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