Nature Walk: Yellow-Rumped Warblers
Yellow-Rumped Warblers are primarily insect feeders and one of the early passerine species to head south for wintering areas in tropical and sub-tropical forests. Veritable waves of boreal forest nesters make this migration each year. They are voracious flycatchers able to snatch small insects out of the air. Keep your eyes peeled for them in the coming weeks!
As the colors of the leaves start to change, you may notice other changes in some of your favorite wild places. Soon birds like the Yellow-Rumped Warbler will begin to head south for warmer temperatures during Iowa’s cold winter months.
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