22 September 2013 – Yellow Warbler

This hatch year female Yellow Warbler was cut short on her first southbound migration.  Fat = 2. She was a classic “confusing fall warbler” with an olive back and yellow breast, but the clincher for her identification was the pattern of yellow inner vanes on her tail feathers.  This is unique to Yellow Warbler among the North American parulids.

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