[Tweeters] Re: MacGillivray's Warbler on UW campus--Confirmed!
larson8 at uw.edu
Thu Nov 21 11:02:07 PST 2013
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)!
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
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