I think so, my Peterson's Warbler guide has you looking at the soles of the
feet in the first fall Blackpoll, They should be bright yellow. This
appears to be true in the photo. Nancy
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From: "Ruth Stewart" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2007 8:33 PM
Subject: [VTBIRD] blackpoll vs blackburnian?
>I would have to agree that Julia's photo is that of a blackpoll, but would
>be delighted if someone discussed the finer differences between these two
>species in the fall. Is the leg color a reliable clue - provided it can be
> Ruth Stewart
> E. Dorset
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