[CT Birds] yellow-rumped warbler behavior

Tammy Eustis teustis at killingworthlibrary.org
Fri Oct 22 15:53:14 EDT 2010

Hi, Amy!
Since it seems a little cold and dampish for dustbaths, I wonder if the birds were "anting" - using the folic acid found in ants (and millipedes) to help clean their feathers. http://www.birds.com/blog/tag/anting/ You could check the windowbox and see if there are any buggy leftovers.
- Tammy Eustis, Chester
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I have yellow-rumped warblers on my back deck rummaging through my annuals in flower boxes. They seem almost frenzied, like they're bathing in the flowers, though they appear also to be eating. They do seem to be enjoying themselves. Has anyone seen this kind of behavior? Amy Hopkins Guilford The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. -- Edmund Burke _______________________________________________ This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org 

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