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"YELLOW" Palm Warbler

This morning, Tuesday, there was a "YELLOW" PALM WARBLER in the community gardens along Hollister Avenue in the TRV. This is the "eastern" subspecies of Palm Warbler and is a casual visitor to California. The San Diego Atlas lists 9 records for the county, and there have been no additional records since the Atlas was published–until today. The bird is missing its ENTIRE tail, and probably even some of the longest undertail coverts, so there is absolutely no wagging to be seen! But hopefully that means that the bird will stick around in the area for some time. It started off about 1/4-1/3 of the way into the complex from Hollister, and was last seen almost dead center. Essentially the entire underparts are washed with yellow, as is the throat, the supercilium has an obvious touch of yellow as well, and the cap is rusty tinged.

Paul Lehman, San Diego
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