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#1 Texachusetts

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:00 AM

I am visiting my daughter in Southwest Virginia, almost the Tennesse line and we are in the mountains. As I flew here, I only have 1 reference with me and it is not detailed on the fall warblers. I saw 2 warblers today. The first, I am pretty sure, is a Yellow-rump Myrtle. The broken eyering had me excited for a moment as we are on the narrow migration path of the Kirtland here, but I see a yellow patch near the back. Posted Image, the second I am just not sure. The eye-ring is huge. Is it a Pine Warbler? Posted Image Thanks

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:00 AM

1. Butterbutt (Yellow-rumped Warbler)
2. I'm not sure...

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:02 AM

1. agree with Melissa
2. Magnolia Warbler

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:03 AM

1. agree with lissa
2. Magnolia

Yeah, Magnolia was what I was thinking but too unsure to post. So Magnolia seconded, then!

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:11 AM

Wow, Magnolia was not on my list of likely suspects. I've seen Spring Magnolias, what a difference! What is the key to the ID? It is the biggest eye ring I've ever seen.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:18 AM

Wow, Magnolia was not on my list of likely suspects. I've seen Spring Magnolias, what a difference! What is the key to the ID? It is the biggest eye ring I've ever seen.


Not many fall warblers have extensive, bright underparts like this in contrast to darker wings and head. The white wing-bars rule out most of the others that could be yellow below (Canada, Prairie, Palm). Male Pines could show wing-bars, but they will lack this prominent eye-ring and contrasting yellow rump.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:35 AM

Wish I had my Sibley's Warbler flyer with me! Maybe I would have caught that. I had ruled out the ones without the wing bars which is why i guessed Pine. Thanks

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