May 17, 2017

An embarrassment of riches.

Connecticut Warbler, Rondeau Provincial Park, May 17, 2017
What started as a slow, unproductive day of birding finished off with a bang.

In one bush there were Wilson's warbler, 2 Canada warblers, a hooded warbler and last but not least a Connecticut warbler.

As if that wasn't enough we ended the day with black and yellow billed cuckoos and a pileated who put on a show for 20 minutes.

Oporornis agilis
The Connecticut Warbler was named after the state where the first specimen was collected. The species does not breed in Connecticut, nor is it a common migrant there.
source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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