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Black & White Warbler

My sister and I had just finished dragging the table and chairs out of the garage and uphill into the back yard and were enjoying our first sip and sup of well-deserved crisp white wine and creamy Saint Andre cheese when, from out of the corner of my ear; I heard it.  I stopped chewy and tilted my head.  “Weeza, weeza, weeza.”  I saw a flicker of monochromatic movement.

“What is…”

“Have you seen…”

We both spoke at once.

“It’s a Black and White Warbler,” I reached onto the chair next to me and offered her my bins.  “They nest here and will be with me all summer.”

Not all warblers, the jewels of the treetops, are high or bright.  The Black and White Warbler travels the trunk like a Nuthatch and has zebra stripes or so my littlest neighbor across the street tells me.  I love that they are so accessible.  Especially if I can see them in the backyard and the only travel involved is with a wine glass from table to lips.

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black-necked stilt

This picture is a few years old and was taken at a sewage treatment plant–one of my favorite places to bird.  It’s true.  Have you tried it?

I have 2 favorite ones.  The first time I was ever at a sewage treatment facility it was at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve in Nevada, outside of Las Vegas.  It was amazing.  If you are ever near Vegas, you gotta go there!  The second time was at the Port Aransas Birding Center in Port Aransas, Texas.  This picture was taken there.

I almost always find something interesting at a sewage treatment plant.  Um, other than what you would expect.  To see other interesting birds check out what is going on at BirdFreak this week.

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