Date: 9/7/17 3:52 pm
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Newport and Coronado
Don and Marge,

The warbler is indeed very odd. The streaking could be caused by odd hormones that resulted in juvenile characteristics being retained in formative plumage or be a result of hybridization. Since the gray extends across the chest, I don’t think it can be an OCWA. In several respects, the bird looks more similar to a Macgillvray’s, but they should show pink legs and, of course, lack streaking.


From: <sbcobirding...> [mailto:<sbcobirding...>] On Behalf Of <thorntonmlt...> [sbcobirding]
Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2017 3:39 PM
To: <sbcobirding...>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Newport and Coronado

We paid brief visits to the Newport crossing and the Coronado Seep this morning. Newport was not very birdy, but what we took to be a dove turned out to be a White-tailed Kite when we looked at the picture, so that seemed a bit unusual.
At Coronado there were only a couple of warblers, a first year Wilson's and what we took to be an Orange-crowned Warbler. The Orange-crowned seemed unusual in that the head was mostly gray and the breast was flecked with little black streaks. A picture of the warbler is on the checklist:

Marge and Don Thornton
Goleta, Ca

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Posted by: "Lethaby, Nick" <nlethaby...>

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