Bird #181 — Golden-winged Warbler

vermivora (from vermis, worm, and vorare, to devour) chrysoptera (from chrysos, gold, and pteron, wing)

Sunday, August 17, 1980 — 3:40 pm

Barrington, Illinois — Crabtree Nature Center

My wife and I were walking along the trail that skirts the end of Sulky Pond.  At one point, the woods clears out into a small area of brush and tangles.  A flock of small birds were flitting through the area and we stopped to watch.  We saw a beautiful Golden-winged Warbler in the flock.  It was foraging low in the woods about 25 feet from the pond.  I got a good, short look before it flitted out of sight.

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