Prairie Warbler – 5/18/20

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/18/20

Observation Time: 10:25 a.m.

Observation Location: under the power lines across the street from the Gavins Pond soccer fields

Common Name: Prairie Warbler

Scientific Name: Setophaga discolor

Comments: Prairie warblers are found in scrubby fields and forest edges throughout the eastern and south-central United States. Unlike many other warblers that migrate through Sharon in spring and fall, the prairie warbler hangs around all summer. You can find them in brushy areas under power lines, especially if you learn to recognize their ascending trill. This habitat is also good for indigo buntings.

Note the reddish patch on its back.

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