Looking for a Tanager that didn't want to be seen

Looking for a Tanager that didn’t want to be seen

On Sunday, May 12, OCAS and the Watershed Center held our annual Warbler Warm-Up at the Waterworks Property in Bristol. With 30+ people in attendance, we split into two parties and accumulated a list of 48 species of birds. When it came to Warblers, we had a very nice species count finding Ovenbird, Blue-winged Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Magnolia Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler and Yellow-rumped Warbler. Some early birders also found a Nashville Warbler on the property. Other birds of note were two very uncooperative Scarlet Tanagers which refused to be seen from the perches from which they sang,  a calling Veery, a Yellow-throated Vireo and a Great-crested Flycatcher.

The full checklist of all the birds observed can be found here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/vt/view/checklist?subID=S14085899

– Ron Payne

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