[Tweeters] Possible Blackpoll Warbler, Renton

Kathy Andrich chukarbird at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 21 10:52:17 PDT 2010

Hi Tweeters,

I just saw an odd warbler at Riverview Park in Renton off of Hwy 169, just outside of downtown Renton.

The face pattern seemed all wrong to me for a Black-throated Gray. The white cheek patch did not swoop up behind the eye. It was distinctively straight. As warblers do it was moving a lot. The throat was clean white. Those are the things that stood out to me. I wanted to get a look for yellow lores but it had moved on with the rest of the mixed warbler flock. I wished I had more Blackpoll info stored in my brain to actually note the black cap, duh...

If anyone gives it a go, as you enter the park go straight up to the main trail, there will be a wet swampy area in front of you, that is where I saw the bird, it was moving downstream.

Andrich, chukarbird at yahoo . com

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