PA Birders - I birded at a new location this morning along Southampton Rd near the old Byberry State Hospital. I met Marty there which was really good since he knew where to go. The habitat is perfect for Connecticut and Mourning warblers, sparrows and other edge species. We heard a chip note that I have not heard before which was deeper and richer than Common Yellowthroat. Marty pretty much knew what it was, and then viola - a Connecticut popped into a low tree branch. Awesome. But wait, there was another chip note and tada - a second Connecticut warbler popped into the same tree. 2, count them, 2 CONWs in the same tree at the same time. I never thought it possible and I'm glad that Marty was with me to witness it.
Oh, did I mention the photos? Yup. I have photos of both birds (separately, not together).
|Connecticut Warbler #1|
|Connecticut Warbler #2|
Who is Marty and why were you not at work? Can't believe the two biggest brains (you and TH) could be off on the same day. HH
I was late for work, not absent. don't worry, we can't leave the job unattended.
Two in one tree, such luck! Despite birding Point Pelee as a teen (and more recently, scouring a hedgerow in California where one had been seen) I have never yet seen a Connecticut warbler.
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