About five days ago I heard a Cerulean Warbler singing late in the day
in forest on the southern end of Snake Mountain in Bridport. The
location is 3.5 miles SSE (as the Cerulean flies) of the location Greg
documents below. The Bridport location is near the SE corner of Nature
Conservancy lands on this part of Snake Mountain. The bird sang in the
same manner as described by Greg. I haven't be back to listen for it again.
Gregory Askew wrote:
> I went back to Wilmarth Woods (Snake Mountain) this morning in the hopes of
> relocating and getting better views of the Cerulean with the much more
> favorable weather. Sure enough the male was in the same location as before
> and singing continuously. He was singing every 5 seconds or so. His song has
> three distinct parts but fast and slurry as one would expect.
> It goes as follows: zur-zur-zur-zur titi-titi zweeeeee (very fast, no
> At one point I had an entirely unobstructed view of him for several minutes,
> capped off with a remarkable warbler dogfight. I caught a glimpse of a
> warbler fly into his tree and a second later the two were spiraling down
> towards the forest floor. It happened so fast I didn't have a chance to ID
> the other bird. Maybe another male Cerulean?
> No sight of a female and considering he spent most of his time singing over
> anything else (he caught an insect or two) I imagine he's still single.
> For anyone interested in seeing this bird, he's about 3/4 of the way up the
> first trail to the summit of Snake Mountain. You will find the trailhead at
> the end of Wilmarth Road. There's parking just a little north on Mountain