Jim W Posted November 27, 2018 Share Posted November 27, 2018 (edited) Two birds to identify. I think identifying the second is a stretch, but since I was posting the first bird, I thought I'd throw #2 in and see if it rang any bells. Bird #1 Bird #1 was photographed in the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in northern Ohio on Sept 4. I only have two poor pictures, but Picture #1 shows a view of the underside of its tail, so I thought it might be possible to identify. From this view, I honed in on Chestnut-sided Warbler and Golden-winged Warbler as prime candidates. I don't see an eyering (which could rule out Chestnut-sided), but I'm not sure the picture is good enough to show the eyering if it is there. When I first looked at Picture #2, I thought the patterns on its back were caused by shadows. However, I realized the washed out yellow splotch was a pretty good shape match for the shoulder patch on a picture of a Golden-winged I had found. The shoulder patch looks pretty yellow to me which would lean towards Golden-winged. However, the crown and nape look yellow-green which favors Chestnut-sided. I also do not see a dark throat I would expect on a Golden-winged. I am leaning towards Chestnut-sided because of the color of the crown and back. They also appear to be more abundant in this area (although there are plenty of GW sightings as well). Bird #2 This bird was photographed on Sept 3 at the Father Marquette National Monument (near the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan). Only one poor picture. I assume this bird is molting (I don't see a tail). I looked at some warblers that have black on their faces. I'm wondering if it might be a Hooded Warbler (their molt period extends into September). Thanks in advance for your help! Bird #1, Picture #1 Bird #1, Picture #2 Bird #2 Edited November 27, 2018 by Jim W Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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