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8 minutes ago, Caley Thomas 2.0 said:

Agreed - yellow warbler (not sure what else it could be honestly after a quick check on Merlin).  Likely immature I'm thinking as well.

I see alittle olive on top of the head, which made me wonder if this was a young male Pine Warbler. 

 

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13 minutes ago, briancdn said:

I see alittle olive on top of the head, which made me wonder if this was a young male Pine Warbler. 

 

I considered a Pine Warbler as well, but due to the apparent rarity at the location (if you believe Merlin), and the yellowish tinge to the wingbars, I'm thinking Pine Warbler is pretty safe here.  Of course feel free to wait for others to confirm as well - I'm no expert! ?

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20 hours ago, Avery said:

It’s undertail is yellow = Yellow Warbler

Careful. Lots of warblers have yellow undertail coverts, Nashville, Orange-crowned, Wilson’s, etc.

This can be a helpful field mark for sure but it’s not enough on its own to identify the bird.

Definitely a Yellow Warbler though.

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2 hours ago, AlexHenry said:

Careful. Lots of warblers have yellow undertail coverts, Nashville, Orange-crowned, Wilson’s, etc.

This can be a helpful field mark for sure but it’s not enough on its own to identify the bird.

Definitely a Yellow Warbler though.

But the yellow isn't limited to the coverts; it extends all the way except for the very tip, which is much more diagnostic of Yellow Warbler.

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9 hours ago, AlexHenry said:

Careful. Lots of warblers have yellow undertail coverts, Nashville, Orange-crowned, Wilson’s, etc.

This can be a helpful field mark for sure but it’s not enough on its own to identify the bird.

Definitely a Yellow Warbler though.

Undertail, not undertail coverts. The actual undersides of the rectrices are yellow, a feature only Yellow Warblers have (out of the warblers)

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