There seems to be plenty of Blue-winged Warblers above the the Ipswich River. I must have located at least five pairs, two by sight and three by ear. It had been such a long time since I had seen a Blue-winged Warbler that I though it was a life bird! When I took a look at my dusty old list, I saw that it was checked off. My thought is that I probably saw it back in mid ‘80s when I was visiting my in-laws in Princeton, Massachusetts. I recall hearing the very distinctive call that sounds like a raspberry*.
Be sure to visit Wild Bird Wednesday this week.
*see http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raspberry, defn 2.