Amidst bare trees and gray skies, the pine warbler brings a punch of color to the winter landscape. This bright yellow songbird typically lives high in pine trees, foraging for insects and pine seeds. However, when cold weather strikes and food is less abundant, pine warblers often venture closer to the ground and into other habitats.
As the only warbler species that regularly eats seeds, pine warblers sometimes visit bird feeders. They are especially attracted to suet cakes, which are made of animal fat and often contain seeds. Although many stores sell suet, you can make your own, too. Visit www.snowflakerecipes.com/birds.htm for recipes.
WILD Facts is a regular feature written by Linda May, a wildlife interpretive specialist with the Georgia DNR.