Prairie Warbler

In the old field this morning, a Prairie Warbler sang. I was very happy to hear its wheezy, buzzy, rising zoo-zoo-zoo-zoo-zoo-zoo-ZEE, which seemed right at home among the dense, weedy thickets in the field, especially on a warm, sunny day with pollen and dandelion fluff drifting everywhere, yellow and orange butterflies, four Black Vultures and three Turkey Vultures soaring among small white clouds, and a White-eyed Vireo, Eastern Towhee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and other birds also singing nearby. I could hope that the Prairie Warbler will stay around, but think it’s probably just passing through. They used to stay in this area for the summer, when it was less developed and less busy with traffic, but for the past few years have not. So I stayed for several minutes just to listen while it’s here.

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