Jump to content
Whatbird Community Board
  • Announcements

    • Bigfoot

      Whatbird Forums Rules   01/08/17

      'Help Me Identify a Bird' rules: When posting a new thread, please: 1. Read the FAQ and forum rules before posting 2. Include the location in your Post when seeking ID 3. Include the date of the sighting 4. Provide a photo or detailed description of the bird Forum rules: By posting in the WhatBird forums you agree to the following board rules: 1. You will be tolerant and respectful of your fellow members 2. You will not spam 3. You will not post sexually explicit, vulgar or racist material 4. You will not advertise or sell products 5. You will not discuss illegal activities 6. You will keep topics of religion and politics to a bare minimum 7. You will not take advantage of chat to break any of the above rules. 8. Members will not discuss homosexuality nor make any comments about others' sexuality. Breaking any of these rules may result in a suspension or a permanent ban from the forums!! Furthermore, anyone who causes continuous dissent and disarray in the forums will be banned as seen fit by the forum moderators under the pretense of "trolling." Gallery photos: Regarding photos in the Whatbird gallery, please keep in mind that the copyright belongs to the person who took the photo. So please do not use any of the Gallery photos without requesting permission from the photographer. Forum Photos: If you use photos other than your own, please place a link to the referenced photo and do not post other photographer's work directly.
    • Aveschapines

      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

      Here is a short article with advice for what to do if you find a baby bird or one that appears to be sick or injured. Bird rescue article Please feel free to post here if you have questions or need more help.

Recommended Posts

ddohne    1

Hi,

If someone could help me with this ID I would be grateful!

Seen in Syracuse NY on October 4, 2016 which would be fall migration. I've been looking back at my fall lists and would love to have input here! *Plus it would go on my life list!

Thanks in advance.

_DSC1253c.jpg

_DSC1248c.jpg

_DSC1246c.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ddohne    1

Oh, before I shrunk down the image size, the blue was a little more apparent on the wing and a little hint on the belly where the feathers were sortof brushed horizontally, 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Colorado Owl    882

1. I would say a Golden-crowned Kinglet

2. Reminds me of a Pine Warbler

3. Setophaga sp. (wait for someone else to ID)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ddohne    1

Thanks for your input, it was definitely bluish...  here is one more image that shows white throat, the bluish on the belly, white supercillium.

_DSC1252d.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ddohne    1

Hi,

I realize that i should have said specifically that these images are all from the same bird! The first three as well as additional, somewhat better front photo that I added. Sorry for the confusion!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
psweet    7787

Are you sure that first shot shows the same bird? I ask because it looks like you can see the underside of the tail, and there's no white spots. In the third shot, there definitely are. It's easy to lose track of these little guys when you're trying to follow them in the camera.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Melierax    2698

I agree the first is a GCKI. The bluish in the enlarged photo is probably a photo artifact.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ddohne    1

Well, I thought it was the same bird! Human error is possible :). I see what you mean about the tail.All I can offer now is that I took all the photos seconds apart, and my notes say bluish bird which I remember being excited about. Perhaps this will remain a mystery. Thanks Again 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
darknight    4946

The bluish on the wings is something that many warblers will show, especially in poor light. In good light the feathers are actually blackish. Displaced feather will often look blue too, since you're seeing the blue-gray bases of the feathers. I think the bird in the 2nd and 3rd photos is most likely a Blackpoll Warbler, which can look quite similar to female Ceruleans in the fall. The 2nd picture seems to show more of a yellow-greenish cast to the back, contrasting with the wings. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ddohne    1

Thanks for your thoughtful assessment! It was definitely poor light, and really hard to take good pictures in the ever swaying willow tree. I will have to invite him(her) back for a better photo haha. I studied the back as you observed, and I agree it is greenish, very similar to the color of the leaves. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×