Bird #202 — Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

polioptila (from polios, gray, and ptilon, feather) caerulea (blue)

Saturday, May 2, 1981 — 1:00 pm

Barrington, Illinois — Crabtree Nature Center

I was walking the path through the woods along Bulrush Pond near the blind.  I heard a high-pitched song coming from high in the trees.  I spotted the Gnatcatcher flitting very rapidly branch to branch high overhead.  It paused every few seconds to give its song, a short, buzzy trill or occasionally three buzzes with the middle one on a different pitch.

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