Date: 9/30/17 7:04 pm From: Bob & Bonnie Buxton <bbxt...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Re: a bird--leaf bathing
We were extremely fortunate to come across a Connecticut Warbler bathing in the leaves of a low bush or tree along the Hellcat Trail not far from the old blind many years ago, I believe it was September of 2001. Phil Brown got a photo of it after the bath as it perched in a birch(?) tree with its wet feathers, but I don't know if he got any photos of the actual bath. I remember Bill Drummond was there too, whispering to me over my shoulder as we watched in awe as it bathed.. that this was a "once in a lifetime moment", and he was certainly right! I think Steve and Jane Mirick may have been there too if I remember correctly. I believe they were on a walk led by Bill, so there is a chance that others saw the bird as well. Quite an experience!
Good birding to all,
Bonnie & Bob Buxton Merrimac, MA bbxt(AT)comcast.net