At least 5 species of wood-warblers inhabit the reserve, and all of them love the moth and butterfly larvae that hide in trees and shrubs. Yellow-rumped Warblers are not finicky, though. They’ll swoop out from a tree to snatch up a flying insect, pick insects off manure and washed-up seaweed, skim them from the surface of the lagoon, and even pick them out of spider webs. In the fall, they eat berries as well.
Though this wood warbler's natural habitat is chaparral and woodland, it often prefers trees in parks and residential areas.
What’s for Lunch:
Sage scrub, chaparral and woodland in fall and winter; nests in