Date: 9/5/17 7:07 am From: David Wilbur <djwilbur...> Subject: Connecticut Warbler Peace Valley Bucks County
I got some advice from a birder in Massachusetts (Hi Tim!) who regularly has success there with Connecticut Warbler in September by looking in patches of ragweed. So, yesterday, I followed the Lake Trail to the Deer Path Trail at Peace Valley Park nearby to where I live in Doylestown, Bucks County. There is a triangle of ragweed, etc. at that junction next to the lake. I pished and up popped a brown-hooded, large warbler with a distinct eye ring. It's taken me 45 plus (God, I'm old) years to see one but I never knew the September ragweed trick before this week.
Also on hand were some American Redstarts and Magnolia Warblers. In the trees, not the weeds. Later that night, there was a Screech Owl calling up a storm in my backyard. First time that has happened that I know of. So, a nice day.