A few minutes before sunrise this morning, Alex and I made our way to the start of our first transect for the day – Tuckahoe State Park in Caroline County, Maryland. Alex and I are working together this fall, where we are conducting surveys for migrants throughout Delaware and Maryland. Anyway, Alex went ahead and started the bird survey, while I hung back to do the fruit and insect sampling. As I was waiting, I heard a Common Yellowthroat chipping, then caught a glimpse of another birds whose ID eluded me. I heard another chip from behind me. I turned around and saw a bird hop from some tangles to a downed cherry tree. I got it in my bins and couldn’t believe what I was seeing – a Connecticut Warbler! I watched the bird for ten seconds or so before reaching for my camera. You heard that right, a ten second, unobstructed view of a Connecticut Warbler. Yeah, I couldn’t believe it either. The bird stayed on the branch for a total of 30 seconds before hopping out of sight. Of course, my camera settings weren’t adjusted properly for low-light photography, but I managed to snag a documentation photo. After Alex finished his survey, we tried to refind the bird, but like many Connecticuts, it didn’t show itself again.