For the last couple of weeks a grayish warbler of some kind has been visiting the dogwood tree outside the TV room window to eat the berries. There are so many kinds of warblers in the bird books that I can't really figure out what sort he or she is, but I presume there is a nest nearby. The only distinguishing feature is a fairly pronounced eye line. Looks like a Worm-eating warbler, but it's obviously eating dogwood berries.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.