Despite abysmal migration conditions the next wave of warblers has trickled into Southern New England. Listen for four new voices in the woods and marshes.
Black-throated Green Warbler: typically in stands of conifers or deep woods singing a repetitive "ZEE-ZEE-ZEE-zoo-ZEE" or "trees-TREES-murmuring-TREES" in which the ALL CAPS represent a higher pitch than the low caps.
Northern Parula: Small, busy warbler found in flowering maple and oak trees in lots of cemeteries or parks. Song is a buzzy, rising sounds like someone hand cranking an electric motor.
Yellow Warbler: Common to water edge, pond and river habitats listen for the "sweet-sweet-sweet-I'm so sweet" song of this tenacious all yellow warbler.
Common Yellow-throat: these tenacious marshland birds have returned to the cattail wetlands around southern New England. Listen for a rolling, loud and repetitive "wichity-wichity-wichity". Raccoon mask and bright yellow chest and belly these little warblers are relentlessly elusive, singing just feet from your face but buried among the reeds. Knowing their song is a crucial.