This Quiz is one that is easy if you know this
bird, if not it could be tricky and tough to find in the field guide.
The giveaway is the obvious white patch at the base of the primaries.
As far as I can think of there is only one species here that has that
– a Black-Throated Blue Warbler. The light brown or slightly
greenish, drab bird here is a female, but they still have the wing
patch. The little bit of an eyestripe we can see is not diagnostic,
but helps to confirm our decision.
This bird is a very rare migrant in Utah, but has
been seen here almost every year since 2000. Most records are October,
but there are several in September as well. I picked this bird for
the quiz because I have never seen one in Utah and I hope somebody
will find one this fall! Call me when you do! This photo was taken
at Magee Marsh in May.