Hi, I had three warblers at the same time this morning in yew and white cedar 
trees, from a distance all appearing yellowish with obvious white wing bars. 
One I could see was dipping its tail a bit. I ran and got my camera and was 
able to photograph two of them. I’m a western birder so have only a few 
experiences of eastern fall birding. The two birds both look good for 
Bay-breasted, especially the feet and legs appearing dark gray, but on one the 
undertail coverts are quite white (the other, lighter bird, had light buffy 
coverts, not shown well in photos). Is this a variable character? I’ve uploaded 
several photos to eBird, see below. Any comments are welcome.
Jared Dawson, Trumansburg

ps, I have not detected the summering family of Red-headed Woodpeckers since 
the 4th of September, despite being in my yard a lot of time since that date...

30 Bradley St, Trumansburg, Tompkins, New York, US
Sep 8, 2019 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     noticed more than one yellowish warbler in my yew and northern 
white cedar trees from the deck, went and got some photos
8 species (+1 other taxa)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  1
Blue Jay  3
Black-capped Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
American Robin  2
Bay-breasted Warbler  2     see photos; one very light yellow with faint 
streaks on crown and back, the other darker yellow-green; the former bird had 
buffy undertail coverts, but the second are bright white, a mark for Blackpoll, 
but I can detect no yellow on legs or feet on either bird; there was a third 
bird that also appeared good for Bay-breasted, but I could not see it well nor 
photograph it, and it was dipping its tail which is a mark for Blackpoll
Bay-breasted/Blackpoll Warbler  1     see remarks for the Bay-breasted Warblers

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