Bird Migration: Garden warbler (Sylvia borin)

Dear reader,

Garden warblers spend the winter south of the Sahara. And it's hard to believe: these small birds find on their return to Europe their way back to exactly the same bushes where they had in the years before their nests. It's a secrete bird hard to recognize whose feeding during the breeding season are insects and spiders. On migration it is also feeding berries and fruits. How lucky, that just during the migration season the persimmons in the homey garden are ripe!

This year I was lucky, that a small flock of garden warblers took a rest on their way during migration here and

was feeding for a couple of days from these fruits.

Isn't it unbelievable, that these small birds fly over the Sahara and find their way back in the homey bushes by returning? Migration is just fantastic and one is really able to watch that in the own garden!

Birgit Kremer

October 2010

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