new birds, warblers?

by roma
(buena park ca)

two or three weeks ago, i heard some contact calls that sounded a lot like bushtits, which visit my yard in flocks in the winter. when i looked up, high in the podocarpous tree, 30 ft up, i saw movement of 2 birds, moving very fast. one time only, i saw them on the ground picking up things in the lawn. the male had an olive green back, and a darker head, with a mustard yellow breast, and the female had a brownish back and a light gray solid breast and maybe belly. only saw them fully a few seconds. they are smaller than the resident black phoebe. their bills look like warblers. it seens i only see them in shadow or siliheute. the male might have a light or white chin, and a buffy tail end, only can see about a dime size at a time. they were eating insects in my tangelo tree outside my kitchen window and one even perched on the screen. i noticed they fly to a branch and kind if squat hop along the branch then fly to the next. i always have yellow rumped warblers winter here, and have seen yellow warblers too. not them.

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Dec 08, 2017
warbkers NEW
by: roma

hi brook, sorry haven,t been on my tablet. not yet id,d.

Nov 25, 2017
new birds, warblers? NEW
by: Brook

Hi Roma,

I'm at a loss too. Did you ever ID these birds?

Nov 18, 2017
warblers
by: roma

thanks for your question brook, but no. the tropic kingbird is much larger than the phoebe, almost the size of a mourning dove. these birds are tiny, maybe 4 inchs including tail. they hold their tails in an uplifted way. not a wren. maybe they are accidental birds or eastern birds.

Nov 17, 2017
new birds, warblers?
by: Brook

Hi Roma,
are these the ones u IDed as tropical kingbirds?

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