Lucy's and a question


Yesterday and this morning - very vocal male Lucy's in my yard - Village of Oak Creek.

Warbler question - are the Myrtle variety of Yellow Rumps seen here? In my yard this morning,
a bird with a white throat, black mask, yellow on sides and rump...too jumpy for photos but I'll keep trying.


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Myrtle warblers are seen here ( wintering more commonly above the Rim it seems) but the plumage differences can be subtle. At this time of year we are seeing YRWA is various stages of molt into breeding plumage.

Interestingly, there are 4 forms of butter-butt and the distinct potential of at least some attaining (again) full species status.