The Magnolia Warbler is so named because it was first spotted and recorded in a Magnolia Tree in Mississippi. This infrequently seen warbler is a show-stopper when it does show up.
What a thrill when I found this one last week on Cochrane Pond road! I couldn't help but wonder if this was the same Magnolia seen on Power's Road.
The Magnolia Warbler is a slow-moving warbler and is most often found in lower locations where it feeds. In both cases, having located this bird, I found it by its call before I saw it. This bird says "wisha, wisha, wisha." I "wisha I could go look for one today, but there are things I must get done. With this great stretch of predicted good weather ahead, I will, no doubt, get out over the next few days.