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Aug 29, 2012

Mystery Warbler

Photos by BarrytheBirder
I was baffled about the identity of this warbler so I called on my buddy Gerard Binsfeld, a neighbour, and one of Canada's eminent birders, for his opinion.   The bird looks like it should be easy to identify.   It has some obvious features: the white eye ring, the greeny-brownish patch behind the neck, blackish streaks along the sides of the breast, white wing bars.   But in total, these features seem more than one warbler species is capable of.   Do you have a guess?   My best guesses were an immature Northern Parula, then I decided or an immature Magnolia.  I'm waiting to hear   from Gerry.

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