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.Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana).Another Swamp, but still in breeding colors. Same day, same spot, by the way, as the previous bird.Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia).Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas).A Black-throated Blue (Setophaga caerulescens).Black and White Warbler (Mniotilta varia).The yellow rump of the Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) is best seen in flight.Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum).And finally, the unmistakable golden crown of the Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa). Looks like there’s some ruby in there, too.
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