[CT Birds] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Behaviour

C. S. Wood cwood022 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 14 13:34:42 EDT 2017

Yes, I've seen BG gnats and several warbler species gathering silk from tent caterpillar nests. Recycling.

Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
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> On Jun 14, 2017, at 12:54 PM, Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> Further to Margaret Rubega's comments on hummingbird behavior and nutritioal needs, I saw a blue-gray gnatcatcher attacking a tent caterpillars' web - for the silk to line its nest or food?  While I suspect the caterpillars are too large for such a tiny bird, maybe when they first hatch they are perfect?
> Angela Dimmitt
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