Most usual warbler picture, bird leaving. This time, a magnolia warbler. Bye bye birdie.
Same bird singing.
Out at the end of the point this tiny bird was wrestling a caterpillar. My brain was not working. I couldn't figure out which bird this was. Assumed it was a female, because of the drab color, but had no idea who this was. I knew what it wasn't, but couldn't get further than that.
Caterpillars have feet.
Bird kept beating on this caterpillar. Obviously caterpillar was going to be lunch.
Finally, a group of birders came along and I asked, "What's that?" Female redstart. I know the redstart, but had not seen a female so far this season. She wasn't flashing. Had she flashed just once I would have recognized her immediately. I guess redstarts don't flash and eat at the same time. After that the birders referred to her as "Beth's bird".
Big meal = big tummy.
At the end of the Point there was a kingbird. There was twine wrapped around a branch, remnant of an earlier nest. The kingbird seemed to be trying to pull it free. Re-use of construction material? Where's the kingbird nest going to be?