Or, in birding parlance, the “little brown jobs” and “confusing fall warblers.” The little brown jobs aren’t necessarily all that brown once you get a good look at them, but they are small and flighty. The confusing fall warblers are now in their regular plumage, not their distinctive spring breeding feathers. These are not the hard ones, though.Melospiza georgianaSwamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana).Melospiza georgianaAnother Swamp, but still in breeding colors. Same day, same spot, by the way, as the previous bird.Melospiza melodiaSong Sparrow (Melospiza melodia).Geothlypis trichasCommon Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas).Setophaga caerulescensA Black-throated Blue (Setophaga caerulescens).Mniotilta variaBlack and White Warbler (Mniotilta varia).Setophaga coronataThe yellow rump of the Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) is best seen in flight.Setophaga palmarumPalm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum).Regulus satrapaAnd finally, the unmistakable golden crown of the Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa). Looks like there’s some ruby in there, too.

2 Responses to “LBJs & CFWs”

  1. 1 Murray Fisher October 24, 2016 at 7:47 am


    Murray Fisher New York Harbor Foundation


  2. 2 Susan October 24, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Thanks for capturing them for us to behold. Often miss them
    on nature walks.

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