Exploring the Natural World of South Carolina: Birds Part 4

Parulidae – There seemed to be a yellow-brown-grey theme with the warblers we saw visiting both of the natural areas.  The only warbler I did not manage to photograph was a Hooded Warbler, a life bird along with the Common Yellowthroat and Ovenbird. The Yellow-rumped Warbers were the most abundant in the forested areas we visited, and the Palm Warblers were most common in the wetland of the Edwin M. Griffin Nature Preserve.  Apparently, my partner and I missed a big push of warblers into the area about one or two weeks before our arrival. Perhaps these birds had carried on in their migration and are now joining us further north in Canada. It is also possible I just missed them completely.  My ear is rusty from the winter, and I still have a lot to learn when it comes to bird song.

Feel free to visit South Carolina birds part 1part 2, and part 3, as well as my account of the dragonflies and damselflies of South Carolina, and a description of the parks I visited.

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