Turkey Point Counter Daniel Irons Observed a Connecticut Warbler
Looks like another great morning at the Turkey Point Bird Count. I see counter Daniel Irons observed a CONNECTICUT WARBLER among an impressive 18 warbler species migrating this morning. A late YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER is also noteworthy.
Connecticut Warbler is one of Maryland’s most sought-after fall migrants. The species seems to be uncommon throughout its range, an impression that’s at least reinforced by its skulking habits. During its fall migration from the Boreal forest to northern South America, it can be found in low numbers in scrubby habitats throughout the state. Edges of fields and woodlands seem to be especially productive, and a fondness for goldenrod and pokeweed has been noted. Fall migration in our area peaks in mid-to-late September, with records continuing into early October.
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