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I'm not an expert by any means, but the general habitat you 
describe sounds exactly like the place nesting Ceruleans have 
been confirmed regularly for many years now in Mass.

(And man, do I envy you having that bird as a neighbor!)

Jane (the other one)
Shoreham

Jane Schlossberg wrote:
> I've been seeing the cerulean warbler by my house every day
> now, skipping (he) from the top branches of one tree to
> another. He sings fairly constantly as he goes along, gleaning
> insects from the bark and twigs, every now and then landing in
> a spot where I can get quite good views. I live close to 1000'
> elevation, and have mixed mature oak/maple/birch/hemlock
> forest, only a few small streams here and there, weather
> depending, which open up onto my "lawn" and gardens, about 2
> acres open area. I mention this because I don't think this is
> necessarily typical cerulean habitat, yet the male is singing
> as if he may have set up a territory.
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> Does this seem likely that he may be nesting here? While he is
> vi sible at times, he is more often hidden by the foliage, and
> I have not been able to follow him well enough to see if there
> is a nest. Not yet, anyway.
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> I have never seen or heard a cerulean here in the 10 years
> I've lived at this location, and while I am surprised and
> pleased at his appearance this spring, it strikes me as a bit
> unusual.
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> Any thoughts on this recent resident?
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> Thanks,
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> Jane S.
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> Saint George
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