Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tennessee Warbler - East Coast Trail

Sometimes you just don't know what you've got 'till its gone. This was the case with this Tennessee Warbler found on the Cape Spear-Maddox Cove trail last Tuesday. There weren't many birds around, but I finally saw something interesting.  This buff colored warbler was some distance away, but I just started taking pictures.  Got four shots of it in these two poses.  My first guess was a Tennessee Warbler because of the totally "blah" look of it.
However, it didn't look just like in the guide by any means.  Another possible ID was offered me that it may be a Common Yellowthroat.  Well, the shape seemed OK, but this bird looked bigger. Anyway, what do I know?  It was a real surprise to get word this morning that it is, indeed, a Tennessee Warbler. This helps a little, having been unable to locate so many recently reported birds on Blackhead Road. Gotta just keep looking - there are good birds around.

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