[Tweeters] Re: MacGillivray's Warbler on UW campus--Confirmed!

Abby Larson larson8 at uw.edu
Thu Nov 21 11:02:07 PST 2013


Hi Tweeters,

Female MacGillivray's warbler confirmed! Not unheard of in November,
but pleasantly unusual. A King County first for me, that's for sure!

Thanks to all who responded (and found the bird)!

Best,
Abby Larson
Seattle

On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 9:38 AM, Abby Larson <larson8 at uw.edu> wrote:

> Hi Tweeters,

>

> Second morning in in a row I've seen (and heard) a MacGillivray's

> warbler in the Grieg statue grove just north of the Allen Library, at

> around 9 am both days. The warbler had a dryish chip somewhere

> between a Common Yellowthroat and a Townsend's warbler (recording

> available, but it's a cell phone video that doesn't show the bird).

> It foraged low, sometimes on the ground, flitting in and out of cover

> too quickly for me to get a lousy photo. It was solid gray-green on

> its back and wings, no wing bars or streaks anywhere, had a

> well-marked hood (no yellow throat, solid gray to chest), white

> eye-rings that looked broken, not complete, solid yellow from breast

> to vent, and had a smooth roundish aspect (could be fluffed up, it's

> pretty cold). I'm very familiar with the regular warbler chips around

> here, I know it's not a regular, particularly from how it looks--but

> I've only seen MacGillivray's a few times, it would be awfully nice to

> have confirmation!

>

> Abby Larson

> Seattle




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