Hi everyone

In honor of my new binoculars, I decided to make my first post to the list
serve! Today I stopped by the bird garden at Tower Grove around 8am. For the
most part, it was pretty typical of what other have been seeing:

Winter Wren
Carolina Wren
Blue Jays
Red-bellied Woodpeckers
Blue-headed Vireo

However, potentially of interest was a bird that I believed to be a
Black-throated Blue Warbler. I've only lived in St. Louis for a couple
months so I'm not sure if this is unusual, but according to my field guide
it is a little out of range. Here is the description I wrote down after I
saw it:

"Small to medium sized songbird. Roughly the size of a sparrow or maybe a
large warbler. Dark blue top, grading to black around face and flanks. White
belly with a noticeable splotch of white on the wings. Found in brushy
understory. Actively flitting from branch to branch."

What do you think?

Ben Solomon
St. Louis, MO

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