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stevelvv
San Diego, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 25, 2012
1:56 PM

Post #9019737

hi- can anybody recognize the name of this bird. It visits daily in the rose bush and is looking for aphids or scale on a basil plant. Also likes the nectar of a cobra lily. It is about the size of a lesser goldfinch, has a yellowish green breast and greenish brown wings. There is a light patch above its eye. Small, pointy beak. I can't find it in the Audubon guide. I would say it is in the wren family, but not sure.
Thanks .
p.s. this is in San Diego.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 25, 2012
3:21 PM

Post #9019834

Orange-crowned Warbler (note: before you start wondering, the orange on the crown it is named from, is hardly ever visible, only when it is displaying with its crown feathers raised ;-)

Resin
stevelvv
San Diego, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 25, 2012
5:24 PM

Post #9020007

by George, I think you've got it! Thank you. Are those in the UK also? Matches the description exactly. Really appreciate your input.
steve
stevelvv
San Diego, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 25, 2012
5:42 PM

Post #9020019

here it is on the cobra lily. It pierces the bloom at the base and seems to be going for nectar.

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gazergirl
Mandeville, LA
(Zone 8b)

February 25, 2012
10:42 PM

Post #9020226

This bird ID drove me crazy for weeks, it was too far away for anything definite. Finally, I got a decent close up. Orange crown is just visible.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 26, 2012
9:02 AM

Post #9020609

stevelvv wrote: Are those in the UK also?


Nope; though it is high on the list of predicted vagrants that haven't yet turned up but may one day.

Seen them on trips to the US.

Resin

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