I saw a beautiful male northern parula in the hedge this morning. The yellow on the throat and breast, the band across the breast and the wing bars were clearly visible. I don't recall ever seeing one before in the garden. I've primarily seem them in spring in swampy areas near Charleston, South Carolina.
I've been looking for hummingbirds each morning and today Tuesday 10/10/17, the parula appeared first, then a hummingbird appeared on the salvia greggi and another hummer(or the same one?) on the pineapple salvia. The hummingbirds looked like young ruby throated hummingbirds, not as fluffed out as the one I had been seeing and not as dark on the breast. He/she's head was covered with pollen. It looked like it had a light yellow cap!