Warbling Verio, Sleeping Bear Dunes, MI

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) are short, stocky shore birds. They can be found along beaches and rocky shorelines where they flip over rocks to find insects and small crustaceans underneath. They have slightly spiny feet and curved toenails as well as a low center of gravity which helps them walk on the rocks.

The Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) is one of the plainer warblers.  They nest in tree groves and open woods bunting for insects. They lay 4 eggs which are incubated for about two weeks.  This warbler’s habitat is being affected by increasing changes in weather.  The warmer the temperatures, the harder it is for the young chicks to survive. 

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