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a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Friday, September 26, 2014

Photo Share: Tail Wagging Palm Warbler

Photo from Wikimedia Commons
While the Palm Warbler winters in the subtropics it nests in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, according to Ted Black in the Birds of Michigan Field Guide, it could have just as easily been called a "Bog Warbler" because of its preference for nesting on the ground in northern bogs.

Look for them migrating south through mid-Michigan yards from the middle of August to the end of October. The rusty-capped Palm Warbler can be most easily recognized by the tail-wagging habit that shows off its yellow undertail.
  
If anyone would like to share a photograph of nature send it to bloubird@gmail.com and I'll put it on the Friday Photo posts.

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