Date: 9/8/17 9:52 am
From: Tim Spahr <tspahr44...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Connecticut Warbler, Westborough WMA
Hi Birders, a quick check of the ragweed fields (see earlier post, or
contact me directly) in Westborough WMA produced the first (and hopefully
not the only!) Connecticut Warbler of the fall. Otherwise the area was
fairly quiet. eBird checklist:

A quick reminder to those searching--the birds in Westborough historically
frequent pumpkin and squash fields that are overgrown with ragweed. Listen
for the funny 'chimp' call note or 'zeet' flight note. Pay special
attention to any bird flushed from near the ground that looks like a green
thrush in flight. Connecticut Warblers can be separated from a lot of
field-dwelling birds by the fact that they often fly fast and direct into
thickets, and rarely pump their tails in flight the way Common
Yellowthroats or Song Sparrows do.

good birding

Tim Spahr

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