Yes, I think this may have been the bird--a 1st Winter Female--perhaps if I am lucky I will see it again today. It looked like Sibley's Golden-winged Warbler--female--but I realize that bird should not be here at this time of year.
> Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 08:02:16 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Help with id
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> Perhaps a late-migrating yellow-rumped warbler.
> Pieter van Loon
> On Wed, 2 Nov 2011 17:52:07 -0400, Linda Lunna
> * wrote:
> Music Mountain Stockbridge, VT
> > Today--all day-- two birds were flitting around in the white birch in the
> > yard. They were gray with a yellow patch on their wings ( similar to the
> > red patch on a Red-winged Blackbird) and some more yellow on top of
> > the head. One was puffed up--and kept fluffing up its feathers--size
> > about like
> > a junco and round in a similar way. Any ideas would be appreciated. The
> > underside of the tail was black and white.