[CT Birds] Worm-eating Warbler

Angela Dimmitt angeladimmitt at aol.com
Tue Jul 11 12:37:58 EDT 2017

In response to Paul Desjardins' post below, I recall watching a Worm-eating Warbler feeding a young cowbird in my garden in August 1996 (exact date not recorded) - in 30 years that's the only time I've seen one in my garden and I do not think the surrounding valley, while fairly steep, is suitable habitat for them.  I've seen/heard plenty elsewhere in and around New Milford/Sherman, so believe it must have been "dispersing" and unable to shed the parasitic young.

Angela Dimmitt
New Milford

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From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Worm Eating Warbler

I have been informed that Worm Eating Warblers nest on ridges higher up  than where I observed it. So although it may nest pretty close to where I observed it it still was not in the precise location where one would expect to find it nesting. Also, the book Warblers mentions that the species has been observed in early July away from nesting areas.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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