Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Mystery Bird Quiz #5

Wednesday, October 8, 2008
13 comments

Here's another birding-brain teaser for you. This photograph was taken in my yard in southeastern Ohio in early October.

Here's a closer look:

I'll have the answer here in a day or so. Good luck!

13 comments:

On October 8, 2008 at 12:46 PM Anonymous said...

Is it a Blackburnian warbler?

On October 8, 2008 at 12:59 PM Anonymous said...

I'll say Cape May Warbler.
-Ethan Kistler

On October 8, 2008 at 4:18 PM Eva said...

I'll throw out a guess: Black-throated Green Warbler

On October 8, 2008 at 4:30 PM Christopher said...

I'm going to go with Blackpoll Warbler.

On October 8, 2008 at 5:01 PM Bill of the Birds said...

One of you is correct. Any second opinions out there?

On October 8, 2008 at 5:21 PM kevbosnafu said...

These are getting tougher! I feel like I'm looking at 'Hidden Pictures' in Highlites magazine! So I guess it's not an ivory-billed, eh?

On October 8, 2008 at 5:54 PM Rod said...

I'll second Eva's motion: Black-throated Green?

On October 8, 2008 at 7:42 PM KatDoc said...

Wow, I'm really glad I didn't post a guess this morning, because I was torn between - no, I can't say, it's too embarrassing. Suffice it to say, neither bird was a warbler, nor were they even in the same basic group. :O

If the answer is one of the 4 posted already, I am going to go with Cape May, only because I trust Ethan implicitly. (Ethan, dude - don't let me down!)

~Kathi, failing miserably at the bird quizzes

On October 8, 2008 at 8:19 PM Deborah said...

It's a blackpoll warbler.

DG

On October 8, 2008 at 8:43 PM Animal Guy said...

Your bird quizzes just keep getting harder! I'll put in a third guess for Blackpoll warbler, but I don't see how in this pose you can tell Blackpoll warbler from Bay-breasted warbler.

On October 8, 2008 at 10:27 PM Grant McCreary said...

Wow, my initial guess was wrong, apparently.
So I'll go with Blackpoll Warbler.

On October 9, 2008 at 7:48 AM Jayne said...

Oooo, I know this one! It's the elusive Sideways-eating green-backed warbler!

On October 9, 2008 at 9:40 PM Mary said...

It's a warbler?

Clueless in NC


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