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#1 jblakelock

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:26 AM

Are these Wilson's? The eye-ring and the under tail pattern in the second photo seem to point to Wilson's, but no black cap on either bird. There are more shots if needed. Photos compliments of fellow Whatbirder Snick from an outing a couple of days ago near Moutain view, CA.


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:52 AM

Here's a different shot of the same bird.


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:06 AM

I believe this is something other than a Wilson, the males have a distinct black cap on their heads, but lack those dark and white wingbars.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:00 AM

I posted a bird that looked just like this here a while ago (from a similar location, too (sunnyvale baylands)) and people told me it was a yellow warbler.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:02 AM

I think it's safe to call these both Yellow Warblers.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:01 PM

I agree with Yellow Warbler - Wilson's don't show the white edging on the tertials.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:23 PM

Thanks so much to everybody for the all the help. It's a lifer for me and second time for Snick.
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