Monday, October 5, 2020,
This Palm Warbler is one the many migrating warblers that are passing through Long Island at this time. As far as I know, this is is the first time I’ve photographed one of these birds. It’s certainly the first time I’ve identified a Palm Warbler. I did not do this alone. In fact, when I first saw this bird, I thought it was a Yellow-rumped Warbler. But when I got home and did some homework with the several excellent online guides that are available, I realized I was mistaken. However, I recalled Mike Farina, the Conservation Biologist at the Marine Nature Study Area telling me that he had seen Palm Warblers that same day. So I looked up Palm Warbler and there it was. Still not quite trusting myself, I sent a pic to one of my birder friends and she confirmed my guess. It’s good to have friends that know stuff. JK.