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  1. So they don't all have the white dot? Have to go on the dull blue shadowing on the face? Thanks.
  2. Lower E. Side, NYC - late afternoon, Oct. 2, 2012 At first I thought juv. and/or female Yellowthroat, but the yellow was very bright, and extended all the way down to its bottom including much of its tail. The bird was very active. Kami
  3. Lower E Side, NYC, late afternoon, Oct 2, 2021 Thanks.
  4. Could be; the photos are from different days.
  5. I forgot to mention that I also saw another female Black-throated Blue Warbler, maybe 2 (an hour apart) during this period. I remembered the ID thanks to folks here. 😊
  6. Thanks! I knew it was one of the really confusing ones. But it means I saw maybe 8 different Warblers during this time!
  7. Thanks! Glad I got two of them right! Sorry about the dupes.
  8. Lower E. Side, NYC - Sept. 29-Oct 1. In these 3 days, have seen at least 1/2 dozen different Warblers. I was sure of maybe two of them (not included here - male Yellowthroat & Black&White, also an Ovenbird, which strutted by a Wood Thrush, 2 Swainson's Thrushes, a Song Sparrow and a White Throated Sparrow - major "treat"). I think the first 2 photos and maybe the 3rd is a Palm Warbler. I saw this bird at least twice. Next 4 maybe a female/immature Magnolia Warbler? Next one - No idea, saw it a few times. This one I saw a week earlier - Thanks for any help.
  9. Problem with ID'ing similar looking birds is the poor lighting with the birds by and under bushes. Can't tell color intensity or even how far down the spots go. This is one reason I'm very appreciative of this website. Thanks!
  10. Which is also why Ovenbird and Waterthrush won't come up when searched on Warbler. 😉 I'd think the Bird engines might make an adjustment.
  11. Thanks. Maybe it's the same one I saw several hours later (which I asked about).
  12. 9/27/21 - Lower East Side, NYC Asking about the bird in the first photo. I saw it about 10 minutes after and not far from where I saw the Ovenbird in the 2nd photo. The bird I'm confused about just stood there before it flew off, rather than do the Ovenbird "strut." Kami
  13. I think this is a Veery, but the lighting is so bad I'm not sure. Is there a reason Veery doesn't come up when I search (here and Cornell's All About Birds) on "Thrush"? Thanks.
  14. Thanks all!! Meghann -- I did note the white spot. 🙂
  15. This definitely looks like the first bird. Thanks. Still not sure about the bird in the second two photos, since there was a male Yellowthroat in the same place at the same time, and the throat matched its yellow breast.
  16. Sept 25, 2021 - Lower E. Side, NYC I first saw the dull yellow bird (first 2 photos) and noted the white throat & what looked like a white eye ring. I used the Whatbird Search tool, entering yellow as main color and white as secondary, smallest size and the eye ring. This got 5 birds. The only one which resembled the bird I saw was the Nashville Warbler. About an hour later, back in the same area, I saw a male Yellowthroat. Then I saw what I thought was the female Yellowthroat (3rd and 4th photos -- the lighting was poor, 6:15 pm and no sun.) Viewing the photos on my computer, I can see the first bird has only the bottom of an "eye ring." More important, the only difference I see between these birds is the throat color. There seems to be a difference in the tail feathers, but this could be because of the poorer lighting. Now I don't know if the two sightings are the same bird. I need the experts here. Thanks! Kami
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