Friday, April 17, 2009

Our closely observed star warbler

The Yellow-throated warbler is still in residence at the Model-boat Pond -- today was the 6th day. Photographer Murray Head is one of the bird's most ardent fans. Here is his report and a dramatic sequence of photos:

While others speculate... Boy or Girl? ...I thought your readers might also be interested in some of the activities of this fine feathered friendly bird.

He (lack of buffiness in the flanks) was almost always jumping about and creeping and probing... snatching insects tither and yon. Flying usually when it wanted to work another tree.

So much fun to watch.