Webworms are especially abundant here in southwest MO. this season.
In addition to Yellow-billed Cuckoo I have also observed
Summer Tanager, Baltimore Oriole and Eastern Bluebirds feeding on them.
Last year I enjoyed Cedar Waxwings on them too.
I wonder if the small trees that are totally devoid of leaves make it back
Larry Herbert, Joplin, Jasper County MO. 9-9-15.
Sent: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 9:54 AM
I saw a Yellow-billed Cuckoo yesterday tear apart a web-worm web. The bird(s) should have plenty of web-worms this Fall - the trees around here have more webs than I've seen before. A news cast yesterday mentioned the amount of webbing on trees & said "they really won't hurt the trees, but if you want to get rid of them, have an exterminator spray ------ too bad the birds weren't mentioned as an effective and cheap "exterminator"....Ann WethingtonMt Vernon, MO Lawrence Ct. [log in to unmask]
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