Late September and early October are the transition time in this area between the warbler migration and the sparrow influx. We'll have some of the late warblers for a while yet such as Yellow-rumped Warblers but the main group we will deal with for the next few weeks are the "little brown birds". The fellow below was caught on Oct 3rd and caused us to scratch our heads a bit.
We did finally figure out what we had but it took putting all of our heads together and then we still spent a lot of time proposing possibilities. Before I label this individual I'd like to see what everyone else thinks.
I'll be banding again this weekend and the weather looks like it will cooperate. The banding season is getting down to the last month so every weekend is important.