Sunday, September 1, 2013
Confusing Fall Migrating Warblers
It is one of the confusing fall warblers whose muted migration colors make it look very similar to other warblers.
One of the only ways to separate this warbler from the Common Yellowthroat warbler in the fall is to compare the length of the feathers under the tail pictured below.
Banding birds requires a lot of very specific observations and measurements to be turned in with the banding data.
The orange feathers under the wing indicate this is a male, and will have red and black feathers in the spring when he returns.
Warblers are beautiful birds, even without all the details.