The folks in the Riverwalk Bird Club don't just watch birds. The group includes some excellent photographers.
Nooga.com Outdoors is happy to share their great photos by featuring a Bird of the Week.
This week, we feature a pine warbler, taken by John Kuehnel at Chester Frost Park.
A warbler with a truly appropriate name, the pine warbler is a characteristic bird of eastern pine woodlands. It is rarely found in deciduous vegetation, except during migration.
—The pine warbler is the only warbler that eats large quantities of seeds, primarily those of pines. This seed eating ability often brings them to birdfeeders, where they eat seeds in addition to suet.
—The pine warbler is one of the first warblers to return to the North in spring, arriving as early as February in areas just north of the wintering range. It is one of the earliest breeding warblers too, starting in late April or May in the northern part of the range.
—Migrant pine warblers from the northern part of the range join resident pine warblers in the southern United States in winter. Sometimes they form large flocks of 50 to 100 or more.
This information is courtesy of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.