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warblers in flight at cape may NJ (1 Viewer)

tom baxter

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any guesses? I know these are not the easiest don't be shy please, just looking for guesses and if anyone is sure just specify! thank you! I'm not necessarily looking to identify these, just looking to learn.

1. bay-breasted?
4. samebird as #3
5. bay-breasted?

changed my mind on 3&4 looks like cape may instead of blackburnian


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1. Not sure, but doesn't strike me as Bay-breasted, especially with that tail.
2. Possibly Northern Parula?
3&4. I don't think this is Blackburnian. Possibly Black-and-white?
5. Not sure


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These are not much more than guesses:
1) Red-eyed Vireo?
2) Black-and-white Warbler
3-4) Blackburnian looks good
5) maybe Northern Parula?

KC Foggin

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#2 is the only one I am fairly certain that it is indeed a B & W Warbler.

tom baxter

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These are obviously challenging, I have revised some of my initial guesses...

1. still don't know
2. probably either blackburnian or black and white, leaning towards black and white but for me photo quality leaves both of these as a possibility
3 & 4. don't know but would like to draw attention to the length of the tail in photo 4, which seems to me to eliminate black and white. I have been all over the place but best guess currently is pine warbler which would explain the streaks on the flanks, the long tail and the suggestion of an eye ring.
5. still don't know, but I like parula, here's another picture of 5

Thanks everyone for attempting to help. I enjoy the challenge and the willingness of people to hazard a guess.


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On second look, I agree on Black-and-white for #2. I also think that Northern Parula is a good call for #5, especially after seeing the yellow upper chest and grayish face in your latest photo.

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