Chestnut-sided Warbler!!

May 15, 2020

One of our trail video cameras just captured an really awesome bird, a Chestnut-sided Warbler!  Clearly VERY lost, this probable first-year female (thanks Kimball @nhmla) stopped in the garden to take a bath during its wayward migration.  How birds like this end-up in California is not completely understood, but obviously its GPS needs to be recalibrated!

Chestnut-sided Warbler – Setophaga pensylvanica

The Chestnut-sided Warbler range map below shows just how lost this bird really is.  It is one of only three that have been found in California this year. 

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