bird identification

San Diego, CA(Zone 10a)

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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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

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

San Diego, CA(Zone 10a)

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

San Diego, CA(Zone 10a)

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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Mandeville, LA(Zone 8b)

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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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Quote from stevelvv :
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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