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Hi everyone. Fairly new to backyard birding and just looking for some help with id on this one. This was in Palm Beach County, FL and was new to me but I'm sure it's fairly common to everyone else. Thanks!

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Yes! Nice photos! They actually aren't common, and there's actually fairly few records for that area on eBird! Palm warbler is similar, but has bright yellow under the tail. I went looking for them today (unsuccessfully). Great yard-bird!

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Oh thank you! I really appreciate the response. My first thought was palm warbler since I see them quite often but it didn't quite seem right. I'm excited to hear that they're not that common. Thanks for your time.

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Welcome to Whatbird!

I'm thinking this is a very drab Cape May Warbler with the yellow tinge, yellow in the wings and rump, and dark eyeline.  It's very pipit-like though!  They are very nice photos.

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Though it's in a weird posture with that neck outstretched, this looks much better for a drab female Cape May Warbler. An American Pipit would have a stronger face pattern, more white below, and no greenish color on the wings and tail. 

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3 minutes ago, The Bird Nuts said:

Welcome to Whatbird!

I'm thinking this is a very drab Cape May Warbler with the yellow tinge, yellow in the wings and rump, and dark eyeline.  It's very pipit-like though!  They are very nice photos.

Hmm... I was starting to think that something was off... Very pale. Bill just looked to long, and the body shape was too thin for lack of a better word. It would be a really weird spot for a pipit as well... Even weirder for one to perch in a tree... I guess I'll switch over. Maybe I'm just tired.

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Thanks all! I hadn't though of Cape May Warbler. I was just flipping through my book and pipit was the first thing that seemed similar. Thanks for the help! Glad to have found such a helpful resource!

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Warblers tend to migrate in groups and are often found mixed together, as well as with chickadees, kinglets and vireos. Both birds have a migration path that goes through Florida and to the Caribbean.

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