Friday, September 14, 2007

September 12 - Connecticut Warbler at Garret Mountain

I made a brief stop after work today, and was fortunate to find a Connecticut Warbler here.
This bird is typically hard to see as it tends to stay in very thick brush and stay very close to the ground.

Luckily for me this bird had just bathed, and was perched on a branch preening it's feathers for about a minute.

I've spent many hours over the past years searching for this bird, which passes through New Jersey mainly in the fall only, and have now seen it 4 times over the past 6 years.
Here is it's range map:

So I was very excited to see this bird so easily today. In fact I had only been birding for about 10 minutes before spotting the bird.