I would normally agree, but given the early onslaught of warblers in the NYC
area (including Yellow), a wayward Yellow Warbler is very much possible at
the moment. Seems to be a funny spring migration.
>From: Matthew Medler <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Yellow Warbler?
>Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 23:47:36 -0500
> Actually, it seems very early for a Yellow Warbler, especially in
>light of the consistent north winds we have had recently. This is my first
>spring in Vermont, so I am still drawing fairly heavily on my birding
>experiences from Ithaca (which is significantly south of here). Looking at
>a list of spring arrival dates that I compiled for the Ithaca area based on
>sightings between 1999 and 2004 (see
>the average arrival date for Yellow Warbler was April 22, with the earliest
>record being April 20.
> Is there any chance that you might have seen one of the other "yellow
>warblers"--Palm Warbler or Pine Warbler? These two species are two of the
>very earliest migrant warblers, and the "Yellow" Palm Warbler (which breeds
>in New York and New England) looks quite similar to a Yellow Warbler. Just
>Subject: Re: Yellow Warbler
>From: "Scott W. Morrical" <smorrica AT UVM.EDU>
>Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 22:33:04 -0400
>Wow! Nice and early!
>Quoting Brennan Neill :
> > Hi all, I've been getting the list for a couple of months now, but now I
> > actually have something fun to report. Yellow Warbler seen in Woodside
> > in Colchester this afternoon. Hooray for warblers!
> > Brennan Neill