Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Back from Maine with an ID Challenge

Hey everybody... Beth and I got back from Maine late last night. I hope that you never have to find a new tire on Labor Day in Maine. We had a bubble on our tire and it was quite a task to find a new one. Anyway, we had an amazing time and I'll be posting some highlights of the trip over the next few days. Here's an ID challenge for you all. I saw this bird (and Beth photographed it) on Monhegan Island. Monhegan Island is an amazing migrant trap located about 12 miles from any land. I'm pretty sure I know what it is, but I'd like to get some more opinions.





Time to go catch up on some blog reading...

9 comments:

Will said...

Wow. That's a tough one...

Hmmm... Yellow... Streaking... Looks like it's undergoing some sort of molt...

Magnolia Warbler?

Jochen said...

Difficult, I also thought Magnolia, but it might also be an Eastern Palm in transitional plumage...
New species?

Corey said...

The ugliest Blackburnian Warbler in the history of the world.

dguzman said...

Dangit, my guess was a molting magnolia warbler too. It seems to be losing that dark streaking on the yellow breast that adult magnolias in breeding plumage have.... That's my guess, though it's a little anti-climactic after the two other guesses of magnolia.

Patrick Belardo said...

How about Cape May?

John said...

My first thought was Magnolia, but the tail pattern isn't right. Cape May looks like a good ID.

Jochen said...

"Think before you write" I keep telling myself, but it somehow never works. Of course it can't be Palm when it has white undertail coverts.
Cape May does sound pretty good. But can you really rule out an as yet undescribed species of warbler?

Anonymous said...

1st year Vermilion Flycatcher

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