Townsend’s x Hermit Warbler at Blue Jay Campground on April 20, 2015

An early afternoon visit to Blue Jay Campground off Ortega Highway turned up a last minute sighting of the Townsend’s x Hermit Warbler before my departure at 4pm.

I caught two foraging atop of a pine tree at this GPS location:  33.6548, -117.4486.  In this same location were two Lazuli Buntings.

Hermit Warbler (23073)
Hermit Warbler (23072)
Hermit Warbler (23071)
Hermit Warbler (23070)

2 Responses

  1. Tom Benson

    This is a Townsend’s X Hermit Warbler hybrid. A pure Hermit Warbler would lack the black in the auriculars and the black streaks on the sidescand flanks.

  2. I agree – thank you Tom Benson. Good call.

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