Warbler Id, Milton
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Warbler Id, Milton

Napper

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This guy/gal was feasting on bugs on and around our deck this morning in the rain.It did not seem to mind me taking images from a few feet away.
Spotted one yesterday as well

What is it? Thanks in advance.



flkr...http://www.flickr.com/photos/36614671@N06/   Recent updates 2017 old pics
You know your getting old when.....wait, what?



Shortsighted

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This warbler is a late migrant Pine warbler. Note the slight tinge of yellow and the off-white belly. It's not jaundice, it's pining. A Bay-breasted would be more belligerent and show a ruddy blush on its flanks. If I'm wrong about your visitor's ID then the professor will soon make things right. Perhaps I should have waited for a definitive ID in order to avoid aggravating members who hate it when I speculate as if I have a license for this sort of thing. 


thouc

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I agree with Pine Warbler, and great explanation.


Rotarran

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The only features are giving me pause are the streaked back and the light bill.  In Pine Warblers apparently there are no streaks on the back and their bills are dark.  Thoughts?


I found this explaining the features of the 3 most confusing fall Warblers: [size=78%]BirdObserver14.4_Page171-172_Tips for Tyros - Confusing Fall Warblers - Blackpoll, Bay-Breasted, and Pine.pdf (unm.edu)[/size]
Today is a good day to bird!


Shortsighted

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Excellent article and thanks for posting it, Salient points ... the legs of the featured bird are steel, or lead gray much like a Bay-breasted and unlike a Blackpoll. Yet, there is no ruddy, rusty blush ... anywhere. Unlike a Bay-breasted. The streaking on the back is hard to assess without more detail (resolution). The deck is wet and so is the bird and that might create an illusion of streaking. I would like to revisit this after I've had a coffee and when my duties are not jabbing me in the side ... nudge, nudge.


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The colour of a bill may not always appear the same even within a given species. I have a couple of shots of a Bay-breasted warbler and on one the bill looks dark grey, while on the other it looks buff, even though it is the underside of the bill that is depicted in these less than stellar captures.



On this juvenile Blackpoll it looks steely grey and not buff.



On this Pine warbler the bill is steely, but not really that dark.