Worm-eating Warbler in Peterborough!

Yesterday morning/afternoon, there was a buzz within the Peterborough birding community about a Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum) here in Peterborough.  It is quite rare because Ontario is just beyond the northern limit of its range.

I am not very knowledgeable about warblers in general because they are always found near the treetops and move too fast for me to see/photograph.  However, this particular bird was actually foraging on the ground and not very shy about people watching it.

Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum)
What a curious individual.  I wonder where it will go next in the season, back down south?

Since we were already at the Beavermead Park, we decided to look for other birds too, especially Fox Sparrows for someone's ebird list.

We saw a White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis), not sure if I have ever photographed this species before.  Very distinctive not to forget if I ever see it again.

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) - always a sign of Spring's arrival.

Always good to be out and about when the weather is so nice outside.

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