I had heard that a bunch of warblers have been passing through the Key on their migration. I kept an ear and eye out this week hoping to find some in my trees.
To my delight I saw a pair of Black and White Warblers in the Banyan tree out front. They were scooting all over and around the branches like a nuthatch would.
I read that the Black-and-white is a winter resident in Florida…a true snow “bird”. I was glad to have them in my yard.
I like to use the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s All About Birds website for information. Here’s the link so you can learn more about this little bird: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-and-white_Warbler/lifehistory