Cerulean Warbler Small Journal
The following description appears on the inside cover of your small journal.
This beautiful, azure-blue wood warbler is a bird of the high treetops. It is found in old deciduous woods where its colors make it difficult to distinguish among the lights and shadows of the lofty foliage against the blue sky. Both male and female have white wing bands. The female is blue-grey and olive-green above, whitish below. The song of the male is a rapid series of buzzy notes on one pitch, followed by a single buzzy note on a higher pitch.
The cerulean warbler prefers to build its dainty, compact nest from 20 to 60 feet above the ground in mature trees of floodplain forests. The female lays 3 to 5 grayish, creamy, greenish-white eggs. It is unknown whether both parents tend the young.
This bird forages with great agility, moving rapidly between branches and remaining high in the canopy.
Perhaps this lovely songbird can teach us much about happiness and living free from restrictions.
artwork by John Sill
text by Steve Sierigk