wembleyheads is swamped this semester
What an exciting moment! I was looking up an Eastern phoebe, when on a nearby tree branch, spied this warbler! Striking black and white stripes. I almost could recognize it from reading bird guides. At least my mind kept repeating Dendroica and I realized the yellow shoulder patch was the key…required a little bit of sleuthing once I was home.
The white rather than yellow throat identified this as the eastern Myrtle form of the yellow-rumped warbler. Yellow throat is the western Audubon’s form.
Here are my awful pictures… the warbler would not cooperate even at close range :D