Black-Throated Blue Warbler | The Cove Forest

(Dendroica caerulescens)

This warbler prefers to forages in the shrub layer associated with the cove forests, especially rhododendron thickets, hobble bush and mountain laurel. Has an affinity for higher elevation sites (3000 ft. or higher), but is found at lower elevations. Breeds in forests containing beech, maple, birch and conifers such as hemlock, spruce and fir. Forages for insects such as caterpillars and moths and has been observed stealing insects from spider webs.