Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mystery Bird

This little bird and another one like it came visiting our yard this week. It was so tiny that it made the titmouse look quite large. I took these pictures through double-paned glass that is not ideal. None of my bird guides helped to firmly ID it so I sent pictures to a friend who is a local bird guide.






This morning I received his response. It is a male Northern Parula, also called a Parula Warbler. My difficulty was that it does not have the bright yellow breast shown in my bird guides but the wing bars and rusty spot on the back and yellow bill all work. Supposedly they are common here and nest in Spanish moss. Cute little guy!

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