Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Pine Warbler?

Another mystery bird from this past year.
I briefly saw this bird while walking along a trail at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Atlanta, Georgia on November 19th. My best guess is a Pine Warbler. A few of the field marks that bring me to this conclusion are the following:
  • general yellow coloring
  • darker back and wings
  • distinct wing bars
  • white under tail coverts
  • distinct eye ring
  • pale striping on sides
  • clear yellow on throat
  • small dark area on the lores
Any feedback one way or the other is welcomed.

1 comment:

  1. You may be right. The long tail with dark sides extending quite a ways past the under tail coverts seems right (Warblers by Dunn and Garrett). The strong-looking broken yellow eye ring doesn't seem right for any North American warbler. It certainly seems unusually strongly marked on the face. But everything else seems to point to Pine Warbler.