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He keeps coming back every morning and spends several minutes pecking at
what must be tiny bugs, or their eggs, off a hanging plant outside my
window. I was able to sneak up on him from the inside, and get within
about a foot, and he never noticed me snapping away at his activities.
I was shooting through a tinted double pane window so there is some
diffusion as well as a bit of a blue tint to the image, but the plumage appears to be close to his true color.

http://dotcomjoe.com/0106b1

He appears to be about the size of a House Wren. Who is he?

~aj
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Joe, IIRC you live in SoCal? And this bird is not familiar to you?

Would you buy a Nashville Warbler? They migrate through a lot of places and eat small insects, insect eggs, and so on....

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Nashville_Warbler/id#simi...

My only reservation is that your photo shows a lot of sulfur color in the yellow breast, which may be an artifact. Not sure about head color, tho plumage in migration can be varied...

--S
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Hmmmmm..

The broken eye-ring seems diagnostic. In your px the eye-ring is definitely broken.

Orange-crowned warbler, more likely...
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"Joe, IIRC you live in SoCal? And this bird is not familiar to you? "

I've seen his kind around, but never this close. At a distance of 25-30
feet it's easy to miss their subtle coloring, as they tend to look
monotone. Once this close to it, I was surprised to see the yellow-green
hues. I'm right on the coast and within sight of the channel islands,
which is where Orange Crowned Warblers are supposed to be plentiful.
Maybe this guy took a little side trip to the Mainland for the holidays.

~aj
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OK.

You can see the bird, so you be the judge. I would only observe that there can be a fair amount of color variation between various samples of the species....But OC looks good

Cheers!

--s
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