Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Three new Farm Birds this morning!

#125 Least Flycatcher 
#126 Veery
#127 Yellow-Throated Warbler

These are the 125th, 126th, and 127th unique species of bird we’ve identified on our farm here in Greene County, East Tennessee.

The kids only got a photo of one, the Least Flycatcher. This is the smallest of the flycatchers in eastern North America. They mostly Winter in Central America and migrate to the Appalachian Mountains and northern US and Canada to breed and raise their young.

The Veery is small thrush with a beautiful song that Winters in Brazil and migrate to the Appalachian and Rocky Mountains as well as the northern US and Canada to breed and raise their young. These amazing birds may be  “Better Than Computers at Predicting Hurricane Seasons” 


The Yellow-Throated Warbler is a striking yellow, black, and white woodland warbler that breeds in the southeastern United States, which is why I’m surprised it took so long for us to see one on our farm. They migrate to south Florida and the Caribbean for Winter.

Yellow-Throated Warbler. Photo: Lorraine Minns/Audubon Photography Awards

Veery. Photo: Raymond Hennessy/Alamy

Least Flycatcher. Photo: Abigail Kitsteiner

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