The Suet-Loving Songbird: Pine Warblers in Arkansas

The Pine Warbler is another feathered friend that frequents my yard year-round here in Arkansas. After all, having an abundance of pine trees doesn’t hurt! Today’s featured image captures a stunning male enjoying a nearby suet feeder. For more information about these fascinating birds, check out my previous post: Enjoying Pine Warblers in Arkansas.

Pine Warbler - Birds of Arkansas Pine Forests
Pine Warbler – Birds of Arkansas Pine Forests

Pine Warblers in Arkansas stand out for their unique behaviors and characteristics:

Loyal to Pines: These pint-sized songbirds share a deep connection with pine trees, especially during the breeding season. Rarely will you spot them venturing far from their coniferous havens.

Beyond Bugs: Unlike most warblers who primarily feast on insects, Pine Warblers have a surprising fondness for seeds, especially those from pine trees. This explains why they occasionally grace our feeders in search of suet or other soft foods, making them one of the few warblers known to do so.

Busy Builders: Pine Warblers are prolific parents, potentially raising 2–3 broods per year. Both parents tirelessly bring food to their hungry chicks, who fledge the nest at just 10 days old.

Image Information:

  • Date: 01/24/24
  • Time: 9:26 AM
  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
  • ISO: 6400
  • Aperture: 9
  • Shutter: 1/2000
  • Exp. Comp.: +1.0
  • Lens (mm): 500
  • Program Mode: Manual

1 thought on “The Suet-Loving Songbird: Pine Warblers in Arkansas”

  1. Interesting info! I’ve had one visit my feeders recently (only one lone pine tree nearby) and I’m happy to welcome him. New to my yard🥰

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