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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Small dark blue, black and white bird on suet

Keep your eyes open for the Black-throated Blue Warbler. I always spot him at the suet feeder mid-September. In general, they leave breeding grounds late Aug to mid-Sep, and arrive in winter areas in early to mid-Oct.

Black-throated Blue Warblers nest in northern Michigan. The female which is olive brown and tan with a faint black eyebrow, looks very different in appearance from the dark blue and black male. They are among most trusting and tame of their family and it is a treat to spot them as they migrate to their winter home in the deciduous and evergreen woodlands of the Gulf coast states and the Greater Antilles.
Related Articles: 
Provide a safe habitat to encourage migrating birds http://provide-safe-habitat.html
Blue-headed Vireo's peak migration http://blue-headed-vireos.html
Wagging Warbler http://wagging-warbler.html
Black-and-yellow Warbler http://black-and-yellow-warbler.html
Nashville Warbler not from Tennessee http://nashville-warbler.html 
Bay-breasted warbler pictures http://bay-breasted-warbler.html  

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