Date: 9/15/20 8:27 am
From: Haninah Levine <haninah...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Fort Totten Park mini-fallout
Thanks. Any tips on distinguishing CSWA and BBWA in autumn?

Someone else also suggested Nashville warbler for #2. Lots of
similar-looking warblers named after random locations on the East Coast!

On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 10:58 AM Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
wrote:

> I would say chestnut sided, mourning/Connecticut (would be EXCELLENT
> find), and blue winged based on those descriptions. Cool!
>
> *Matthew J. Felperin*
>
>
> On Sep 15, 2020, at 9:59 AM, Haninah Levine <haninah...> wrote:
>
> 
> Hi gang,
>
> Hat-tip to Birdcast - following up on their prediction of heavy overnight
> movement, I went out to Fort Totten Park this morning to see what turned
> up. Around 7:15, a flock of several dozen migrants materialized in a couple
> of trees along the edge of the northern lawn. I had trouble keeping up, but
> I can say with confidence that I saw Black-and-white, Black-throated green,
> and Northern parula warblers, a Redstart, and several Red-eyed vireos, as
> well as large numbers of Empidonax flycatchers. Here is what I saw that I'm
> not confident on the ID for:
>
> - Yellowish warbler with gray, barred wings, pale undersides, and
> red-streaked sides - any tips on how to decide if it was a Chestnut-sided
> or a Bay-breasted? I got a pretty clear view, but I'm having trouble
> figuring out distinguishing field marks for these two species in autumn.
> - Yellowish warbler-like bird with slate-gray head - at the time I
> thought it was a Blue-headed vireo, which were abundant here in the early
> spring, but looking at pictures, I think there was more yellow overall than
> on a BHVI, and I'm wondering if it was a Tennessee warbler, or something
> else.
> - Solidly yellow warbler with gray, barred wings, no pale undersides
> or red streaks - likely a Blue-winged warbler, but can't rule out a Pine or
> Prothonotary warbler (both less likely based on habitat).
>
> Thanks,
>
> Haninah
>
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