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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A furtive warbler lurks in the brush around spruce trees

A furtive warbler lurks in the brush around spruce trees. Can anyone identify it?

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:05AM it’s currently 53 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 52, barometric pressure 29.94” and rising. Yesterday’s high was 80, and the overnight low was 53.

Forecast:

Low pressure currently centered over James Bay in Canada will continue to generate the potential for afternoon convection driven showers. We’ll see partly sunny skies with a 20% chance of showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70s with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 50s with light and variable winds.

Thursday should be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning, then partly sunny with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 70s with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 30%. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 50s and northwest winds around 10 mph.

Friday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds. Friday night should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 82 and a low of 56.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 78 and lows of 57.
The record high was 96°F in 1948.
The record low was 40°F in 1987.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:07 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:39 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 32m
Length of Day: 13h 31m
Tomorrow will be 2m54s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11d 20h old with 85% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:20 PM EDT
Moonset: 2:24 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Alright all you bird identifiers out there, what kind of warbler is this? Another Nashville? Orange-crowned? He was lurking in the brush beneath the spruce trees in our front yard.

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 640, f/7.1, 1/400″ exposure.

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4 responses

  1. Beautiful, John. I think it may be an orange-crowned warbler (although the crown is seldom evident); I saw one of these this past Sunday on a hike through heavy undergrowth. Quite uniformly olive green with no notable distinguishing marks, slim and very energetic. It flicked its tail jauntily a great deal and was very curious about my presence, approaching within 6 or 8 feet. I meant to look it up upon my return home, and forgot; thanks for the jog!

    August 26, 2015 at 7:47 am

    • Thanks Rich! Yes, these indistinct warblers can be tough to ID, hence the request to my readers! Thanks for weighing in.

      August 26, 2015 at 11:07 am

  2. Ken Kretzer

    I would go with female common yellowthroat. It’s a tough one!

    August 26, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    • Yup, those drab little birds are hard to ID! They should have bar codes or somethin’…

      August 26, 2015 at 5:16 pm

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