Outdoor Ontario

Request for Information => Bird ID => Topic started by: Simcoe on May 18, 2021, 03:48:28 pm

Title: Confusion
Post by: Simcoe on May 18, 2021, 03:48:28 pm
I saw this bird flittering around high in a tree.  I am not sure about the ID.  I tried Merlin, but it one of those that just doesn't mesh with AI; I am sure it's not a Blue-gray gnatcatcher, but I don't recall having seen anything like it.  Any direction would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Confusion
Post by: lovemypt on May 18, 2021, 04:30:47 pm
Chestnut-sided warbler.. female
Title: Re: Confusion
Post by: Simcoe on May 18, 2021, 07:02:39 pm
Thanks for the ID.  I can see a faint bit of chestnut on the side, but there is a "dirty" appearance around the head. Would this bird just be in a late (partial) molt?
Title: Re: Confusion
Post by: lovemypt on May 18, 2021, 08:19:33 pm
birds would be in their full spring colours, they woudl have molted before their flight north, will not molt again after summer