Townsend's Warbler sampling millet

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My first sighting of this delightful warbler was in early October 2013. Since then three pairs have been frequently bathing in the bird bath or coming in closer to drink from a fountain outside my dining room window. Much to my surprise they began to visit a feeder which I had recently put some millet in. I had read that they would sometimes eat suet but I wasn't aware of them eatting seed from a feeder.

Of course I couldn't resist hanging a small feeding basket directly outside the dining room window....
 

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Bill Anderson

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Although some Townsend's warblers visited my backyard bird feeder last spring and the Willow Creek fish hatchery last summer, I was never able to get as good of shots as yours. Bravo! :eek:

Thanks for the input. I'll have to try millet once my present supply of bird seed runs out.
 
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