The yellow breast feathers of the Nashville Warbler has been described as “Dandelion” yellow. What do you think?
The muted colors of the basic (winter) plumaged Blackburnian Warbler.
These are adult birds in breeding plumage.
This Wilson’s is either a female or a first year juvenile. The distinctive black cap has not appeared yet – or the feathers have not grown in.
This might be a young one still begging for food.
Here is an female adult or it could be a “first winter” ‘Myrtle’ sub-species of the Yellow-rumped Warbler. Looks a lot like the basic plumaged Cape May.
Here is an adult in full breeding plumage. This Warbler changes quite a bit in the winter.
Female and juvenile Cape May Warblers can be confused with Yellow-rumped Warblers. They both have the distinctive yellow ‘rump’.
There are tell-tale signs that this is a Cape May – there can be a yellow wash to the breast as you can kind of see in the above photo.
This is an adult in ‘basic’ or winter plumage. You can still see the orange ear patch, although it’s faded and smaller.