Rufous/Allen’s Hummingbird, Dickcissel, Nashville and Orange-crowned Warbler – Cape May
On the path at the back end of the Meadows, close to the right side path right before it goes up and on to the beach were a handful of RC Kinglets and two warblers. The one was a Nashville for sure with its bold eyering but the other was (for me) a little harder to nail down. I had heard reports of a Tennessee also being seen so I had that in my head when looking at this bird. The bird had very little yellow on the chest, a more extensive white eyebrow, and a thicker eye-line that seemed like Tennessee but the undertail coverts were definitely light yellow which points to Orange-crowned. The bird didn’t give great looks for closer examination, but I was able to get a few dark shots of the bird which I have posted on Flickr. Got great feedback and got a unanimous OC verdict.
Also, saw others who reported the Ash-throated early to mid morning and a Blue-headed vireo at the Point State Park in the early afternoon. A nice day for birding in Cape May. 🙂