Date: 5/22/20 6:22 am From: Gretchen Nareff <marshbirder...> Subject: [Maine-birds] Yellow-throated Warbler S. Portland
Hello Maine birders. Earlier this morning, I watched a Yellow-throated Warbler foraging with other warbler species in trees outside of my parents' apartment in South Portland. This is a species I am very familiar with as I've lived and worked as a biologist in several southeastern and mid-Atlantic states. I am 100% confident in my identification. I see there was another one around last month. This is one of the first warblers that arrives within its typical range so it should be caring for nestlings or fledglings somewhere south. Perhaps this one picked up and followed a migrating flock of warblers one night?
The trees are along Mussey St. and the apartment complex is RiverPlace Apartments (trees closer to the entrance). Please be respectful of the apartment complex as it is gated (closed at night) and you will be looking towards apartment windows with binoculars. There are numerous Northern Parulas, American Redstarts, and Bay-breasted Warblers as well.