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Mornin'. I was out birding yesterday afternoon in Nova Scotia and was lucky enough to be on the top of a hardwood hill when a flock of mixed warblers moved through the upper canopy. I snapped as many pictures (mostly bad) as I could and have been working on IDs. I'm cross-eyed from looking through my guides and could use a little help to point me in the right direction. For context I've identified Northern Parula,Nashville,Magnolia, Black-throated Green and Blue Warblers. Thanks for having a look.

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3 minutes ago, Quiscalus quiscula said:

Tennessee Warblers don't have tail spots, Blackpolls don't have streaking that clear.

Thanks for pointing that out. I can see your right on my "Tennessee Warbler". Bay breasted warblers do have streaking that clear. Bay breasted Warblers have black legs, and the bird seems to have black legs.

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9 minutes ago, Quiscalus quiscula said:

First two photos look like Blackpoll Warbler based off the streaking and paler feet, second bird looks like Bay-breasted with the eyeline, unstreaked underside, and tail spots. Wait for more opinions though, I'm a bit rusty with my warblers.

All of the warblers have the same exact tail.

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1 minute ago, Birds are cool said:

Thanks for pointing that out. I can see your right on my "Tennessee Warbler". Bay breasted warblers do have streaking that clear. Bay breasted Warblers have black legs, and the bird seems to have black legs.

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Let me clarify- they do have streaking that clear, but not on the sides like that. Fall Blackpolls don't have completely yellow legs, but dark legs with yellow feet, and if you look closely you can see that.

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1 minute ago, Quiscalus quiscula said:

Let me clarify- they do have streaking that clear, but not on the sides like that. Fall Blackpolls don't have completely yellow legs, but dark legs with yellow feet, and if you look closely you can see that.

True. I did not see that. Blackpoll is probably right.

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Thanks for the discussion folks. I considered blackpoll but didn't want to report without confidence. There are both Blackpolls and Bay-breasted being reported locally. The little nuances I learn from you folks make me a better birder and I will try to help other novists whenever possible.

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