Wetlands with lots of shrubs or fallen trees make great bug habitat, and where there are bugs you will also find Warblers. This Yellow was busy searching out snacks in the spring flood.
Never heard of them? Neither had I, however we have all heard them and mistaken them for frogs or just assumed we were hearing general marsh sounds. This is one of the many songs they sing:
The Sora is found in freshwater marshes, flood fields, and swamps, where they walk around like little chickens pecking at the water. The biggest threat to these birds is wetlands being drained, as this is where they nest. Having been over hunted, they have made a come back due to the high survival rate of chicks.
In the country you never know what is going to come strolling thru your yard … this youngster seems to have become separated from it’s flock and has come by the feeder three days in a row now. Maybe we have a new fowl on the farm.
The largest of the sparrows, this one was a nice reddish brown with a lovely song.