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Northern Virginia warblers (Sept. 27, 2020) (1 Viewer)

howiewu

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Hi,

I took these at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia today.

I am thinking:
1) Yellow
2) Yellow
3) female Cape May
4) Blackpoll?

What do you think?

Thanks in advance
Howard
 

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RudiJG1

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I believe the first is likely a Tennessee Warbler based on white undertail coverts, broken eye-ring, and white wing bar.
 

RudiJG1

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personally, i would go for a 1w fm Cape May Warbler, with diffuse rear flanks streaking - prominent median covert bar, etc., all equal this for me.

https://jwalko1.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/confusing-fall-warblers/cape-may-warbler-fall/

Brian S

Brian, upon more careful review, I think you're correct. I definitely got wires crossed over the white wing bar. And the greenish edges to the bird's flight features is another mark in favor of Cape May Warbler.

PS - love your bird artwork
 
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