Confusion
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Confusion

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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.


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Chestnut-sided warbler.. female


Simcoe

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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?


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birds would be in their full spring colours, they woudl have molted before their flight north, will not molt again after summer