Warblers have odd names. The Tennessee Warbler which just migrates through Tennessee, the Prairie Warbler which is more at home in the forests of the eastern United States than on the prairie and the Palm Warbler that nests up in Canada. I looked in my copy of The Dictionary of American Bird Names to see why this cheery little fellow is called Palm Warbler. The book states “as first describer probably found it in palm trees in Hispaniola.” Okay, I’ll capitulate. This bird does winter in the Caribbean.
My specimen was found Saturday migrating by a vernal pool in Dogtown. I’m really excited about this picture because in the woodsthere can be lighting problems. Plus, warblers are do not have time to sit around looking pretty. This little animal has to keep his energy up and get up to Canada and have a family. Good luck and thanks for stopping by Gloucester for a meal.