Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mystery Bird ID Quiz #7 Answer!

Here's another view of the "mystery" bird.

Yes, you are all very sharp and perceptive! It IS indeed a yellow-rumped warbler in fall plumage, taken last fall in southeastern Ohio. The bird was snagging insects on a warm morning from the railing of our deck.

I guess it was a bit of a curveball to show a fall warbler instead of a spring/breeding-plumage bird.
Male yellow-rumped warbler in spring.

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At 4:11 PM, Blogger Cindy Lenker said...

Wow! beautiful shot! Beautiful bird. I haven't seen Warblers here, but I would bet there are some in KS. Would love to see one.

At 11:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, well, that'll teach me to do one of these quizzes before my first cup of coffee. (Glasses might help too)

At 11:24 AM, Anonymous Wade said...

I got it wrong too! I need to hit the fields a bit more..

*I Donate To Cornell Ornithology!*

At 11:43 PM, OpenID artistatexit0 said...

Hi...I bird at the Falls of the Ohio State Park across from my home in Louisville, KY. The yellow-rumped is our first to arrive and last to leave warbler. Like your gnatcatcher question, I wondered what these warblers were eating in advance of any insects or fruit. While watching a yellow-bellied sapsucker, I was surprised to see yellow-rump warblers sipping sap from a sweet gum tree that the woodpecker bore holes into. Have you seen this behavior as well? Spring migration seems to be arriving late this year. I enjoyed your site...kind regards...Al


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