Bob King aka Astro Bob, shared this wonderful image of a yellow-rumped warbler, aka butter butt:
Bob, who is also chief photographer of the Duluth News Tribune, took this photo this morning in Lakewood Township. He said the bird was part of a small flock in a group of spruce trees, possibly feeding on seeds.
Birding for me has been slow lately. I haven’t made it up to Hawk Ridge yet this fall. I’ve been waiting for October; my goal is to see a goshawk and/or a golden eagle. But I say that every year.
My recent highlight was during a stroll on the Western Waterfront Trail on Friday, when I got to watch a pair of pileated woodpeckers hunting for insects on the same tree. It was the first time I’ve seen two at once.
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