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.