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  1. 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.




  2. 21 hours ago, Quiscalus quiscula said:

    Yes. Veeries also tend to be a brighter reddish-brown.

    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!

  3. 12 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    Search engines look for the specific characters you enter.  The search applications don't know a Veery is a thrush, only that the letters 't h r u s h' don't appear in its name.

    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. 

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  4. 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." 




  5. 6 minutes ago, meghann said:

    Have a look at Female Black-throated Blue Warblers.

    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.

  6. 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!                           






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