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Bay-breasted warbler, maybe

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Looks good for a Bay-breasted (black legs, and small amount of chestnut flanks rule out Blackpoll warbler).

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3 minutes ago, nevsar said:

Looks good for a Bay-breasted (black legs, and small amount of chestnut flanks rule out Blackpoll warbler).

Thanks for the confirmation, nevsar.  I think this is a first for me.  I LOVE fall migration!

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22 minutes ago, HamRHead said:

Agreed. Peachy flanks are a good mark. Pretty bird! Do you know what it is getting from the feeder?

I have a few photos of him eating what looks like saffron seed.  White outer  husk, brown inner hull.

9_7_2019 Bay-breasted Warbler with seed DSC_6457.jpg

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7 minutes ago, Laura said:

I have a few photos of him eating what looks like saffron seed.  White outer  husk, brown inner hull.

Interesting. It looks like they would normally eat insects.

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4 minutes ago, HamRHead said:

Interesting. It looks like they would normally eat insects.

That's what I thought. It seemed like he didn't quite know what the feeder was at first.  He was on it for a few minutes before he started grabbing seeds from the tray. We have a large wildflower garden near the feeders and I'm pretty sure I spotted him in it a few times, but didn't get a good enough look to be certain.  Then, I glanced at the feeder and my first thought was 'that's an odd looking goldfinch', but then I knew right away it wasn't.  I was kind of surprised I was even able to get any photos, but he didn't seem to be bothered by me .

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That's wild. I have never heard of one at a feeder. I occasionally see Cape May Warblers visit suet in the winter. It's funny, I opened this topic and only saw the first half of the photo (feeder) and thought "No way this is going to be a Bay-breasted" but clearly I was wrong. Nice bird.

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