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Can anyone identify this bird for me? Crappy pictures inside?

Asked by lucillelucillelucille (34320points) May 9th, 2011

I saw this bird a few days ago and I am not sure what it is.I think it is a warbler of some sort as it was about the size of the ones I know of. I am in the US,in Michigan.

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Pele's avatar

Looks like a type of finch.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Here is the other picture I meant to put in there…..and why the word “men” is in the topics,I’ll never know! LMAO!

Pele's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille It’s a cute bird whatever it is.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

It looks like a warbler to me. It looks very similar to a Townsend’s Warbler, except that they don’t appear to have the white throat that your birdie friend does. They aren’t common in your area, but have been spotted in MI on occasion. I’ll keep looking.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I think it might be a yellow rumped warbler. I’ll look for a link.
And I won’t say anything about the crappy pictures.

ucme's avatar

Certainly looks like a member of the tit family, I like ti…....;¬}

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer -It had a blue cast to it too,not seen in my crappy pictures XD
@Adirondackwannabe- I am not so sure it is a “Butterbutt”.
@ucme-I can see how one would think that by looking at the photos in my details as there are not one, but two perky,symmetrical examples.

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille I must confess i’ve never seen a yellow pair before. Cute little thing though.

_zen_'s avatar

No (More crappy details below.)

I have no fucking idea but I lurve the girl who’s name is so nice she named it thrice.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

I agree with @Adirondackwannabe‘s suggestion of a Yellow-Rumped Warbler (scroll through the photos near the bottom, and there is one that looks almost exactly like your photos.) The grey has a bluish hue to it.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer It does look like that and that is what I will go with.I might send this off to a bird carver friend and see what he thinks too:)
@zen Blushes—:)

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I have no idea, but it’s such a pretty bird!

john65pennington's avatar

Lucy, its just a bunch of MALE Finchs cooling out in a maple tree.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ANef_is_Enuf -It was really cute:)
@john65pennington – A bunch? C’mon! What is it,really?? XD

Jude's avatar

A Flicker?

john65pennington's avatar

A Flock of Finches????

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@john65pennington LOL, your morning coffee must be spiked. If you look at the beak in the photos, it is too thin to be one of a Finch. And while I know little about botany, I’d be willing to bet that the tree/shrub isn’t a maple.

crisw's avatar

Try this list. Warblers are notoriously hard to ID.

Scooby's avatar

I say warbler too :-/

Cruiser's avatar

Looks an awful lot like an Magnolia Warbler

crisw's avatar

@Cruiser

The tail and throat are throwing me off, though. The throat in her pic looks white, and the tail is the wrong color.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Jude Nope :)
@crisw Thanks for the link.I did find my field guides and will go through them to see.
@Scooby -Yep,it’s definitely a warbler.Just need to figur eout which kind
@Cruiser -No,not a MW either.I have seen them before.

Cruiser's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Well I tried…at first I thought it was a Snowy Owl…hard to tell though from those pics. ;)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Cruiser You didn’t try hard enough,now did you? Yes,you are right.It is a pelican! :)

Scooby's avatar

North American warbler? I think…... :-/
Yellow-rumped warbler, Dendroica coronata

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Scooby-It sure does look like that,doesn’t it?

Scooby's avatar

I see @Pied_Pfeffer beat me to it, if it is indeed what we think it is :-/
Hope you get it identified :-/
Ah- Butterbutt :-/

Mariah's avatar

Old question is old, but I was looking through my mom’s bird book today, and thought of this question. It looks an awful lot like a Myrtle Warbler to me!

Hope that link works. Currently Fluthering from phone. Just google image search it if it doesn’t.

Mariah's avatar

Oh, turns out Myrtle warbler is the same as Yellow Rumped warbler. You sure that’s not it, Lucy^3? It’s by far the closest match in my mom’s book, Birds of North America.

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