Hermit & Townsend's Warblers at Plant 4 today

Observers: D.& J. Parker
Email: jimndebbyatquenetdotcom
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Date: 09/19/2004
Time: 05:56 PM -0400


A first fall male Hermit Warbler was feeding with a nice mixed flock of birds at the entrance to plant 4 at the metal gate where all the huge conifers are. The Hermit had an olive crown, pretty bright plain yellow face with a dark eye, a shadow of a green cheek-patch, off-white breast and belly with no streaks and a few black feathers in its upper breast. Also its wings were a light gray compared to the darker gray wings of the Townsend's Warblers, which one was a brighter male type than the other. Orange-crowned & Audubon Warblers were present too. A Warbling Vireo, Western-wood Pewee, and Cassin's Finch rounded out the field. A tanager was heard but never seen in the same area.