Editorial 4961

The territorial wood thrush

Julien Amsellem used the term “warbler neck” during the bird walk he led through Hillside Woods in Hastings on the morning of Sunday, May 14, which was Mother’s Day. His mom, Cindi Smith, was among the 14 participants.

“Warbler neck” refers to the pain birders feel from looking upward, often with binoculars or cameras held in front of their eyes. Amsellem was equipped with both, including a camera with a lens long enough to zoom in for a bird’s-eye view.

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