Common Yellowthroat – 5/9/24

Observer: Joe Blansfield

Observation Date: 5/9/24

Observation Time: 12:30 p.m.

Observation Location: Bay Road, Sharon (on the deck)

Common Name: Common Yellowthroat

Scientific Name: Geoothlypis trichas

Comments: This guy crashed into my sliding glass door as I was reading the paper. He was temporarily stunned, but he recovered and went on his merry way!

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