Sunday, December 13, 2009
Sampled here, a remarkable picture of an ovenbird warbler lost in migration in New York. The blogger was wearing a remarkable blouse and yes the post does capture the spirit of snow white. This must be a first year bird being so tame and because you cannot see the head stripe.
Ovenbirds are relatively common ground dwelling warblers, small insect eating songbirds - many admired for their stunning colors. Warblers are my favorite birds - I have seen more than twenty species on a good Spring migration day in Central Park.
Ovenbirds have a most remarkable loud song that is cheery - "tea-cher, tea-cher, tea-cher." They are called ovenbirds because they build a nest on the ground that kind of looks alike an outdoor domed oven. Sexes are similar. Most migrate to Central America - I have seen a few in South Florida in winter.
The blogger, Audrey, who found this bird likes to bake - so an ovenbird seems like an appropriate find. I will ask Audrey permission to use her images - if it not granted, the post will be removed.
Man, it is cold here. Should I brave the outdoors and put up Christmas lights?