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I think the first is a Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Second not sure. Poor photo but might be enough

Third is a question

Cave Junction Or

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1. Yes, Ruby-crowned Kinglet

2. Yellow Warbler

3. I think it's another Ruby-crowned Kinglet because of the dirty green underside.  There is a slight hint of a "mustache" (like on a Golden-crowned), but that could be displaced feathers.

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3 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

1. Yes, Ruby-crowned Kinglet

2. Yellow Warbler

3. I think it's another Ruby-crowned Kinglet because of the dirty green underside.  There is a slight hint of a "mustache" (like on a Golden-crowned), but that could be displaced feathers.

Agreed.

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Can we definitively rule out Golden-crowned for #3?

Yes, the bird in #3 has a white eye-ring. It is a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Golden-crowned Kinglets don't have a white eye-ring.

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1 minute ago, Jefferson Shank said:

Yes, the bird in #3 has a white eye-ring. It is a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Golden-crowned Kinglets don't have a white eye-ring.

Ah, you're right.  I lightened the photo on my computer and I could see the eyering.

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4 minutes ago, Jefferson Shank said:

...from the beak downward, like a mustache.

Umm...yes, I already mentioned that.

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Just now, Jefferson Shank said:

The Ruby-crowned Kinglet in #1 has that same dark mark! That's why I edited it off before you posted this.

Yeah, I was thinking it was the same bird.

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1 minute ago, Jefferson Shank said:

HERE is a photo of a Ruby-crowned Kinglet on eBird that has the black "mustache".

Interesting.  It's probably pretty common for birds to have displaced/flattened feathers in that area.

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Obviously Orange-crowned based on appearance (don't forget western Orange-crowns are brighter yellow than eastern Orange-crowns)

Not to mention Yellow Warbler would be rare in Oregon this time of year (while Orange-crowned is expected)

Out of likes but I agree with @blackburnian and @Phalarope713

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As for the 2nd kinglet, I agree with @The Bird Nuts first instinct of Ruby-crowned Kinglet and with @Jefferson Shank. Overall, Golden-crowned Kinglets have a more compact shape, and while both species are grayish, Golden-crowned tends to have somewhat more neutral or even brownish tones, while Ruby-crowned has olive green or even yellowish tones. Also, if that bird was a Golden-crowned Kinglet, the black and white stripey pattern on the side of the face would be visible.

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Thanks, guys.  Orange-crowned it is.  I did forget that western Orange-crowneds are brighter.  I saw yellow fringes on the tail and thought it had to be a Yellow.

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I had no idea that Orange-crowned Warblers ever got that yellow.

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I live in Sacramento, and I've seen lots of Orange-crowned Warblers. I've never seen one that even approaches that amount of bright yellow! I know I haven't seen all the OCWA in Calif, but.....just saying.......:classic_huh: If it was my photo I wouldn't list it as such.

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I think part of it may also be the overall brightness of the photo. Lots of things surrounding the Orange-Crowned Warbler seem to have an uncharacteristic brightness. 

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