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Palm Warbler in Vallecito (Anza-Borrego Desert State Park)

Tuesday morning I had what I believe (based on my research) was a Nonbreeding/immature "Western" Palm Warbler at a drip in my backyard.
This has been the birdiest fall I recall with lots of warblers, including a black-throated gray, but the distinct yellow on the under tail coverts really set this bird apart.

See ebird checklist info below:

Palm Warbler (Western) (Setophaga palmarum palmarum) (1)
– Reported Oct 15, 2019 09:51 by Britta Lee Shain
– Anza Borrego Desert State Park – Vallecito, San Diego, California
– Map:,-116.3864136&ll=32.9683474,-116.3864136
– Checklist:
– Media: 3 Photos
– Comments: "Nonbreeding/immature"Western" Palm Warbler. Bold yellow on undertail coverts, white eyebrow, split white eyering, dull brown crown and faint streaking on breast. At drip with misc sparrows, house finch and a pinacate beetle. Lots of warblers this fall, but none like this."

Britta Lee Shain
Vallecito (Anza-Borrego Desert State Park)
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports