[CT Birds] Bird ID help needed

Jo-Anne Roberts jmrcnslt at hotmail.com
Sun May 29 12:04:45 EDT 2011


Thanks Dana & Frank, 
The coloration of the female is correct. Although the tail feathers looked yellow to the tip, but I will be on the lookout again with camera in hand this time. Thanks for the suggestion - gives me a place to start and if it was, it's a lifer for me!
Jo-AnneMansfield Center
Date: Sun, 29 May 2011 08:46:51 -0700
From: mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Bird ID help needed
To: jmrcnslt at hotmail.com; ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org



Hi Jo-Ann,It sounds to me like a female or immature male American Redstart.
Frank MantlikStratford
From: Jo-Anne Roberts <jmrcnslt at hotmail.com>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Sent: Sun, May 29, 2011 10:09:14 AM
Subject: [CT Birds] Bird ID help needed



I saw a small bird last night while visiting a friend. It was about 4-5 inches, light grey with yellowish sides, no streaking. Which I immediately thought of flycatcher, but the tail feathers is what was striking about this bird. As it flew, the inside tail feathers were yellow. Suggestions as to which bird I might look at to help me identify this bird? I'm using Sibley's Guide which shows tail feathers very well but I just haven't come across the right bird yet!
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