I'm hearing some snickering from these guys, but what the heck. On this photo hike I missed a rabbit, and of all things, a female hummingbird that came to feed on the fireweed, which, the weed that is, I have included in other posts. I have the clearest shots of a vacant trail in the case of the rabbit, and in the case of the hummingbird, I ended up with my camera strap wound around my hat strap. Then these guys showed up to bedevil me. I used my books and went through the entire Cornell Lab ID birds section. All to no avail. So help me out here anyone, and you will become a friend of the Vermilon River Forest for ever.
With the tail pose, I thought a wren although I checked everything. So maybe a Marsh Wren?? Bit of a cutie isn't she? I think in both cases these guys are new friends of the Vermilon River.
Gee my mistake, these are two different birds!!! The photos are not the same.
THANKS TO THE COMMENTORS AND NWBIRD PEOPLE WHO REPLIED BY EMAIL,THE FIRST BIRD IS A FALL OR NON-BREEDING CHESTNUT WARBLER. THE SECOND IS A FEMALE COMMON YELLOW-THROAT WARBLER. I'LL PUT THEM WITH THEIR COUNTERPARTS NEXT POST. THEY ARE BOTH FIRSTS FOR ME.
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