aside from them being Skulking Bastards (said with all due respect).
There's a lot of Pine Warblers in Warren Dunes this year which makes tracking Worm-eating down a little more difficult. We got excited the day before Birdathon hearing a warbler trill at one of the traditional Worm-eating sites, and then a bit let down when the bird eventually showed itself to be yellow instead of caramel colored. Of course Pine Warbler isn't easy on Birdathon either so it was useful nevertheless.
Some time was spent tracking Pine Warblers down this morning. Some were singing the loose musical trill that's pretty easy to separate from Chipping Sparrow or Worm-eating, others were singing a much tighter trill. Frequently more distant Pines would sound dryer making the next territory over the hill that much more exciting. Until you got there at least.
I walked right past this bird. It was foraging generally within inches of the ground