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31 Oct 2020 Baldwin co. Alabama

Unfortunately, no pics.  About same size (?maybe slightly larger) as a Carolina chickadee, although tail seemed longer.  Was intimidated by the Chickadees at safflower feeder and hung out in low shrubs, then flew to a separate feeder with black oil sunflower seeds and dined alone for a good while on the far side.  He was somewhat distorted and obscured by the plastic of the feeder, but appeared warbler/vireo-like.  No distinct wing bars, but I couldn't say there were none present.   Could not see the bill well.  What struck me most was both the upper- and undersides of bird appeared entirely yellow, although not vibrantly so.  He did not appear to feed on any possible insects in the brush, just the feeder offering.  ID?  Differential?

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51 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

I've had Pine Warblers at suet, but do they hit sunflower?

Do you mean safflower? I personally have never had a pine warbler at any feeder, but someone posted a couple pics earlier this week with a cardinal and a few pine warblers t their seed feeder.

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Lol.  Although anything is theoretically possible, I don't think it was a canary.  It wasn't that yellow.  I didn't get a really good look at the bill, but it didn't appear to be particularly conical/finchlike.  More warbler/vireo.

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1 minute ago, floraphile said:

Lol.  Although anything is theoretically possible, I don't think it was a canary.  It wasn't that yellow.  

OK! People have occasionally posted birds for ID that turned out to be escaped canaries. And they come in all shades from white to bright orange. But you're probably right!

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2 minutes ago, Aveschapines said:

OK! People have occasionally posted birds for ID that turned out to be escaped canaries. And they come in all shades from white to bright orange. But you're probably right!

Definitely something to consider--and should be included in my differential! 

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