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These were taken 4/9 in Southern California.

I think the first one is a Wilson's Warbler which would be a first for me. I think the black spot on the head identifies it versus yellow warbler.

What is the second one? It looks like some sort of sparrow because of the beak, but is it also a warbler? I have no clue on this one.

Thanks for the help!

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I am in the Altadena/Pasadena area near the foothills. They aren't uncommon here.

What confuses me is: Shouldn't a pine siskin have some yellow on it? Or is that only the male?

If you are looking in Orange County then look in the hills near Lake Forest/RSM/Trabuco Canyon.

Thanks for the IDs!

 

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7 hours ago, dimitrig said:

 

I am in the Altadena/Pasadena area near the foothills. They aren't uncommon here.

What confuses me is: Shouldn't a pine siskin have some yellow on it? Or is that only the male?

If you are looking in Orange County then look in the hills near Lake Forest/RSM/Trabuco Canyon.

Thanks for the IDs!

 

They are often that drab. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/304020801#_ga=2.176255397.1013537695.1617478482-1338034976.1615994683

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10 hours ago, dimitrig said:

What confuses me is: Shouldn't a pine siskin have some yellow on it? Or is that only the male?

If you are looking in Orange County then look in the hills near Lake Forest/RSM/Trabuco Canyon.

Pine Siskin can be bright, or drab. If one does have yellow, it is only wingbars. See here on your bird. 
 

thanks for the tip- I have only been birding since late October, haven’t traveled much, and my life list is at 195! SoCal is great for birding! 😉

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