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#1 folkeye

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:35 AM

Been a Northern Parula Female hanging out at Madrona Marsh in Torrance, CA. Been looking for her and I think this is her.... don't have any better pictures. She was hanging out by her lonesome, hopping in some some bushes. I always have my doubts since it's Yellow-rumped Warbler Central.


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Northern Parula by notrufus, on Flickr

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#2 meghann

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:39 AM

I can tell you it's definitely not a yellow-rumped. I'm going to say yes to northern parula.

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#3 cany

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:46 AM

If it is, it seems a long, long way from home:) Does the bird look bluish by eye? I'm having trouble with color here. Probably me.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:43 AM

i just looked at ebird and it does show a couple of sightings in southern cali, im not sure if im using ebird the correct way though. there also was a confirmed sighting years ago of a northern parula in a park near my house in southern cali. it sure does look like one to me.

#5 meghann

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:13 AM

Yeah, I researched a bit, and there has been one reported at folkeye's location for the past few months.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

Looks like one. While I was home in the States visiting for Christmas, my occasional birding buddy down here in Panama found one. Only a handful have been seen here.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:04 PM

No doubt, Northern Parula,

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:12 PM

As an east coast birder I can say 100% this is a Northern Parula. The all blue topside, including the rump, with that greenish patch on the middle of the back are diagnostic for them, and you can just see a hint of her yellow throat as well. Great bird!

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#9 folkeye

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:33 PM

Yay, a super obvious lifer for me. She's just down the street from me so I'll try to get back again and see if I can get better picture. Just need patience for her to do the 'loop' to get back to a photogenic spot. Hard to shoot a small bird through a fence in the bushes :P

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:52 PM

Congrats on a great find!




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