There are three warblers which I can generally count on to visit my yard, and usually my feeders, in winter: Pine Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and Orange-crowned Warbler.
The Pine Warblers have a presence in the area throughout most, if not all, of the year, but it is really only in autumn, especially in winter, and in spring that I see them in my yard and that they come to my feeders.
The Yellow-rumped Warblers also feed in the pine trees, but at any time of the day when I step outside, I find the oak trees in my front yard alive with these warblers. Tens of the birds scurry and flutter over the limbs and leaves of the live oaks picking off insects as they go and giving their characteristic "chip" call.
The Orange-crowned Warbler has always been the least numerous of the three winter warblers in my yard. In fact, last winter, I can only remember two or three sightings of the bird all season. This year I confess I haven't seen a single one here so far. This deceptively plain but quite beautiful little bird is a winter favorite of mine, so I do hope it will visit me this winter. When it does show up, like the other two warblers, it feeds on both seeds and suet.
My feeders are all well-stocked and ready for hungry warblers and other birds. So far, the action there is still sporadic, but as the temperatures fall, it is likely that the pace will pick up. More warblers of all three kinds would find a hearty welcome here.