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.