The number of new birds arriving in Crane Lake is on the rise in a big way. It seems all the birds came back over night. Like this Chestnut-sided Warbler.
A fitting name for a handsome little warbler that sports Chestnut colored feathering on either side of his breast. The bold yellow cap brings attention to him.
His cheerful little song brings joy to the woods: please, please, pleased to meet ya; and is repeated over and over.
I took a little break, when I got back to my car, and while sipping on some coffee I spied this nest hanging on a small Jack Pine.
It was beautifully crafted out of small strands of Birch bark. It looked to me like the nest of a Red-eyed Vireo. For a bird that spends most of its time in the canopy of the forest trees, they surprisingly build their nests very low to the ground. I don’t think this nest was occupied and was probably still here from last year.