Common yellowthroat – Geothlypis trichas
I was a Ashland today and just as I was leaving, I caught an odd little chirping in the brush. This was at the end of a two hour, less than successful romp through the woods so I almost did not stop. Since this is a new species for, I am very glad that I did! This is a female which is a great deal less exciting that the male. The male sports a black mask.
This species in in decline due to loss of habitat but there are still quite a few.