Bird #57 — Black-throated Blue Warbler

dendroica (from dendron, tree, and oikein, to dwell) caerulescens (blue)

Thursday, September 20, 1979 — 3:15 pm

Deerfield, Illinois

I spotted this beautiful warbler moving very rapidly through the understory of the woods on a college campus.  A few days later, I saw another one in nearly the same spot.  In the next eleven years, I saw an additional total of one.  If I had known how rare it would be for me, I would have made an effort to follow it for a while.  But there were other warblers in the area, and I turned my attention to them.

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