Date: 5/30/18 7:43 pm From: Kathy Noerenberg <klnrbnut...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: IBET Need help on Montrose 5-26 VERY light throated female Connecticut W pix
I was at Montrose during much of the same time of this EBird report that has 2 pix of a unique to me very light colored grayish-white throat on a Connecticut Warbler that is much lighter in color than its hood. Other people like Al S. saw a Connecticut W. that day too.
The *key* is this: Is this a *uniquely very light* *grayish-white throated Connecticut that is much lighter than its hood *or is this more common than I have ever seen before?
I remember seeing what looks to be this bird and commenting about the throat on my voice recorder. However, I never saw the eyes of this bird but clearly saw the entire bottom and some of the side of the bird. It was obviously either a female Mourning or Connecticut warbler but having never seen a bird like this and to be conservative, I counted it as a female Mourning.
*Question *- Have you ever seen a female Mourning OR female Connecticut Warbler with this light of a throat especially compared to its hood color?
Besides a learning experience, the reason I am asking is If this is quite unique, I will count it as a Connecticut Warbler. This would be exciting for me since I have not seen one so far this year (at least the white eye ring)
Thanks as always for helping me learn to be a better birder!