Photo Credit: Karen Lebing
Caption: Palm Warblers (Setophaga palmarum) are moving through the area in large numbers--at Pea Island and Alligator River National Wildlife Refuges. It's migration time! Palm Warblers constantly bob their tails, which is a good identifying characteristic. They eat primarily insects, seeds and berries. They're often seen in low limbs, brush, and foraging on the ground.
Register now for the 22nd annual Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival, October 15-20 and WOW Encore December 6-8. Over 85 birding, paddling, photography, natural history & art activities, https://www.wingsoverwater.org/
Visit National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island. Open 7 days a week 9 am-4 pm Mon-Sat & Noon-4 pm Sun. Admission is free. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Alligator_River/
USE YOUR MANNERS and BASIC COMMON SENSE! For the safety of yourself and your family, as well as the wildlife you are viewing, ALWAYS VIEW FROM A SAFE DISTANCE! If you see a change in the behavior of the wildlife (they move away, etc), you are TOO CLOSE! And. remember: all traffic laws apply on Refuge roads. Seat belts, car seats for children, etc. - whatever is required by the State on a public highway is required on the Refuge! Learn more about tips for safety during bear encounters at http://bearwise.org/bear-safety-tips/bear-encounter/