[Tweeters] Pugnacious Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Pamela Myers pamelapiwo6813 at aol.com
Thu Jan 12 07:40:29 PST 2017


There are at least 2 that are coming to my suet feeders. They've been hanging around for more than a month, but do not seem particularly defensive. On the other hand, I have a persistent Ruby-crowned Kinglet that fights the Starlings for suet.

Pam Myers
Marysville







-----Original Message-----
From: Deborah West <olyclarinet at gmail.com>
To: tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Wed, Jan 11, 2017 9:04 am
Subject: [Tweeters] Pugnacious Yellow-Rumped Warbler

We have had a Yellow-Rumped warbler at our suet feeder now for about two weeks. About 5 days ago he started vigorously defending the suet feeder from other birds, particularly the Juncos and chickadees. We have had Yellow-Rumped warblers during the winter for several winters but this is the first time I have seen this behavior. Have others observed this behavior? Prior to this winter we were in another house with a very bird-friendly yard. I am wondering if part of the reason for this behavior is the relatively scarcity of food sources in this neighborhood.


Deborah West
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