theuramkins

Need help with this winter bird

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Hi! I found this forum when trying to identify this little bird that sticks mainly to the suet feeders. This picture was taken on December 29th in Southern Michigan. We live in a fairly rural area. It caught my attention because while we have TONS of American Goldfinches around its colors and patterns were just enough different to make me get the camera and snap a pic. Sorry it's not the clearest, it was snowing pretty hard, and at the maxium zoom for my wife point and shoot camera.

Thanks!

-John

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Welcome to Whatbird! thumb.gif

You have a Cape May Warbler, not a regular bird to find during this season, though I've heard some birds do overwinter.

Please report to eBird.

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Wow, cool sighting!

You don't happen to be in rural southwest MI, do you? :D

I do live in SW Michgan. Barry County to be exact. :)

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I do live in SW Michgan. Barry County to be exact. :)

*red face* Wow, didn't even notice your Location info. *red face*

EDIT: Let us know if it sticks around... ;)

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Welcome aboard John, great find there!

Barry is good for birding, but nowhere near as good as Allegan!

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WOW! I lived in Barry County for 20 years... NEVER saw a Cape May.... and not really ANY warblers in December! Definitely get it into ebird! Great capture!

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*red face* Wow, didn't even notice your Location info. *red face*

EDIT: Let us know if it sticks around... ;)

Your observational skills are intact. I didn't update my profile until after you posted. lol

I don't think it plans on going anywhere. We've been seeing it almost everyday for about 2 months. Apparently it's happy with the brand of suet we buy. :lol:

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