Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August Warblers 2

August bought two additional early fall migrants to our banding station.  The first, a young Canada Warbler, is a subdued version of its bright, spring plumage.  Canada Warblers are not local breeders.  The second could be a local bird, and is definitely more of a challenge to identify.  It is a young Common Yellowthroat.  Field marks here include the ochraceous yellow on the throat and the brownish tinge to the fore-crown.

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