Common Yellowthroat – 5/11/20

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/11/20

Observation Time: 10:00 a.m.

Observation Location: near Billings Brook wetlands under the high tension lines across the street from Gavins Pond soccer fields

Common Name: Common Yellowthroat

Scientific Name: Geoothlypis trichas

Comments: Common yellowthroats are typically found in or near wetlands. They are a type of warbler, with a distinctive black mask that is reminiscent of a raccoon. Their song sounds like, “witchety, witchety, witchety.”

More Information: All About Birds

I took this photo at the same place two days later: