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These were seen this morning in East Bay of SF at Mt Diablo.  Photos aren't great which makes ID a challenge.

The first one I can't place.  Warbler size, white eyebrow, bright yellow neck chest belly, olive back.  Did not have a Wilson's cap.  Did not have a Yellow Warbler's streaked chest.  Bouncing through an oak tree canopy.  Didn't stay long enough to get a good photo.  This one is all I have.  The white line above the eye (seen - not in photo) makes it hard to place, otherwise I would say a female Yellow Warbler perhaps.  Any other possibilities?  Warblers seen here this week are Wilsons, Yellow, Nashville, Hermit, Orange crowned, MacGillivrays, Townsend, Yellow-rumped, among others....  Maybe it's not a warbler.  Yet seems too yellow for something else.

The second one on a dead pine branch - is that a Lesser Goldfinch?

Finally, there may be a fine for posting a dove/pigeon(!), but is this one a Eurasian Collared?  It's big but the bill and tail tip don't align with a Band-tailed Pigeon, it seems.

Really appreciate any insights!

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49 minutes ago, pointreyesbirder said:

Did not have a Yellow Warbler's streaked chest

Female Yellows lack streaking.

50 minutes ago, pointreyesbirder said:

Did not have a Wilson's cap.

Some western females have only small caps, which can be difficult to discern in the field (eastern females lack caps).

The bill is also very narrow (ruling out most Setophaga warblers).

52 minutes ago, pointreyesbirder said:

Hermit, Townsend, Yellow-rumped

All of these have streaking below to greater or lesser extent.

54 minutes ago, pointreyesbirder said:

dove/pigeon

It has a long, very pointed tail, ruling out all but one option.

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14 hours ago, Tony Leukering said:

Female Yellows lack streaking.

Some western females have only small caps, which can be difficult to discern in the field (eastern females lack caps).

The bill is also very narrow (ruling out most Setophaga warblers).

All of these have streaking below to greater or lesser extent.

It has a long, very pointed tail, ruling out all but one option.

In other words, Mourning.

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