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Sep 6, 2011

Another tricky ID...or not!

This is a blog posting that I went online with almost three weeks ago.   The only problem was I did not post it to BarrytheBirder, but to another, totally unrelated blogsite which I have begun to write.   I have now retreived it and offer it up for what it's worth, three weeks late.   Two blogs ago I went on about tricky bird identifications, especially when it involved female warblers in the fall.   I shot the picture above during an early-August trip to Prince Edward Island.   For some reason this identification totally eluded me.   I finally emailed it to my 'go-to-guy' Gerry Binsfeld who said he was pretty sure I had captured a female Common Yellowthroat in my viewfinder.   You're kidding me!   You mean this common-looking bird, with the yellow throat, is a Common Yellowthroat?   Duh...sometimes you just can't see the birds for the feathers.   Its ornithological name, by the way, is Geothlypis trichas, and trick us it did.
Please comment if you wish.
BtheB                                                                                                  Photo by BarrytheBirder


jimstephenson said...

What is your other Blog site?

Barry Wallace said...

Hi Jim. I haven't gone public with my other blogsite yet. It's a work in progress. Thanks for your interest. Regards, BtheB