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16 minutes ago, IKLland said:

That was what I think it is. Just, how are we ruling out Bay-breasted?

Sorry, barely looked at the picture before making a quick guess. Looks a lot better for Blackpoll. Having had quite some experience with Blackpoll, this feels better for Blackpoll because of the streaking amount and pattern, but could be wrong.

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Personally I wouldn’t call a vagrant warbler off pics like this unless I saw it better in the field. Blackpoll seems right but the picture is unsatisfying to me for ruling out other options.

Field identification is important for this reason. When photos are good using them for identification is good. But when photo quality is mediocre or poor, the resulting identifications are of similar quality…

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