[CT Birds] Brewster's Warbler, Kellogg Center, Derby 6/14/16

Stephen Spector charsjs at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 14 16:53:46 EDT 2016

>From Steve Spector, Kellogg Center, Derby, 6/14/16, observed a Brewster's Warbler on the Kestrel Trail (about 210 paces from the beginning of the trail), from 12:15 PM until about 3:30 PM.  Seemed paired with a Blue-winged Warbler and engaged in feeding what appears to be an unfledged Cowbird about 35 feet a tree.  It's possible they have a nest, but I couldn't find it.  A few times adults flew away from tree with what could have been fecal sacs.  Brewster's has a striking golden crown, dark eyeline,  white underparts, gray wings with 2 pale wing bars (fits Sibley's description of a backcross adult male).  Neither Brewster's nor Blue-winged sang, but Brewster's often makes a faint "tip" note.  Could not get a photograph. charsjs at sbcglobal.net

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