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Monday, October 4, 2010

In the Birch Trees

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Yesterday at about four thirty in the afternoon, I saw a few birds foraging in the birch trees. They seemed to be very interested in what was on the leaves. One bird, in particular, paused long enough for me to focus and get some acceptable pictures.

I haven't come up with an ID yet, although I've gone back and forth between this warbler and that warbler. I almost thought I had a name for this pretty bird, but at the end of the day, I still couldn't be certain. And so it goes - me, the novice birder; me, taking pictures of birds at every opportunity; me, trying to correctly identify them, often getting it wrong; and me, a dedicated bird watcher.

Note: Identified as an immature Yellow-rumped Warbler, fall plumage.