Cape May Warbler returns
I've heard from Brennan Mulrooney that the Cape May Warbler returned to its favorite eucalyptus tree at around 11:50 this morning after being MIA for almost two and a half hours. This tree is still lerpy, which is why it is attractive, but it does not have any blossoms. Given that the Cape May has matted face feathers means that it is sipping nectar in other trees, but checks of the nearby blooming eucalyptus trees has only found the bird there once. So it is still most uncertain as to where the bird goes when it's not in the one favored lerpy tree. Yesterday, the bird stayed in its favorite tree virtually all morning and then disappeared sometime between 12:30 and 1:00 PM and was essentially never seen again the rest of the day. Thus, a clear pattern has yet to be established.
Paul Lehman, San Diego
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