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

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My reflex opinion is Nashville but would also like to see any other photos or field notes that you may want to add.

Thanks. I have one other virtually identical photo. No field notes. It was quite distant. I didn't get any better looks so it may have to remain unknown.

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I don't think this will remain "unknown"...  you have a nice shot that somebody will likely give you a positive ID on.  My hesitation is whether that was a complete eye ring or not--could just be the angle which is why I was looking for another shot and sometimes lighting plays a role both natural and edited.

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Here is the other photo. I didn't adjust anything. Only cropped it quite heavily. I feel like I should know what this is, too.

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From your recollection...  did the bird have any wing bars?  I can't tell if it's the lighting or if that's a touch of white from the wing bars on the bird's left side (right on the photo) that is showing.  If so, I'd switch to a first year Magnolia.  They can lack the streaking that we come to expect.

 

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From your recollection...  did the bird have any wing bars?  I can't tell if it's the lighting or if that's a touch of white from the wing bars on the bird's left side (right on the photo) that is showing.  If so, I'd switch to a first year Magnolia.  They can lack the streaking that we come to expect.

Unfortunately, I don't have any recollection to draw on. There was a lot of stuff moving, I had my camera up and was shooting different things. I didn't know I had this bird until I got home. It just might be Magnolia. I think I see wing-bars and the coloring looks good. I appreciation everyone's time.

 

The eye arcs, yellow supraloral, and wingbars make me think Pine for this one as well.  But it is a tough one.

Well it was in the same tree as the wet bird. :P

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The eye arcs, yellow supraloral, and wingbars make me think Pine for this one as well.  But it is a tough one.

I don't see any wing bars, but that could be there. I'm thinking more Parula.

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I don't see any wing bars, but that could be there. I'm thinking more Parula.

I could see that too, although with the Northern Parula I would expect more yellow on the lower mandible. That said, Parulas are everywhere at the moment.

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My best guess, based on what I can see, would be Pine Warbler. It appears to have a pale neck patch and dark cheeks, which would be consistent with a 1st year Pine, per my Sibleys. I don't see a white eye arc that I would expect on a N Parula. But, if this were my photo and my bird, I would ID it as a ??.

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My best guess, based on what I can see, would be Pine Warbler. It appears to have a pale neck patch and dark cheeks, which would be consistent with a 1st year Pine, per my Sibleys. I don't see a white eye arc that I would expect on a N Parula. But, if this were my photo and my bird, I would ID it as a ??.

Thanks, Bird Brain. I agree with ??. And I greatly appreciate all the input.

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