Date: 5/6/18 6:51 pm From: Barry Blust <barryblust...> Subject: Re: White-crowned Sparrow and unusual Black-throated Green Warbler, Allegheny County
Any chance that warbler could be a hybrid between a Cape May and a Black-throated Green?
Barry E. Blust
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe."
-- John Muir
> On May 6, 2018, at 8:30 PM, Amy Henrici <henriciac...> wrote:
> The yard bird gods smiled on us once again today with a White-crowned
> Sparrow briefly visiting the feeder while we ate dinner outside. There were
> also two male and a female Orchard Oriole feeding in the blooming apple
> trees this weekend. Earlier in the week I took a photograph of a
> Black-throated Green Warbler that has a chestnut colored cheek patch and a
> very yellow throat. When I looked at the picture and saw the cheek patch, I
> briefly thought that it was a Cape May. I looked at a fair number of
> photographs of Black-throated Green warblers online and did not see any
> with a chestnut cheek patch, though a few had pale yellow throats. Any
> thoughts? Here is my ebird list with a couple documentation photos of the
> warbler. Unfortunately, they are not super sharp.
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45168291 >
> Amy Henrici
> Plum Borough
> Allegheny Co.