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In 6L the bird looks yellow but that's an artifasct of the image (see the rocks).
Note on 6R, which is a lousy shot, the streaking is very Northern-like and the supercilium is not unequivocal, so you have to go by the (fortunately present) buffy flank patch. -usually smaller bill than Louisiana -throat usually streaked, but not always -prefers slower water, bogs, etc but can be found anywhere in migration 2L by MO, 5L by BZ VERMIVORA: Slender warblers with thin sharply pointed bills.
Note: On all warblers, it's probably easiest to start with the head pattern, because most can be identified by that alone.
Looks like a small thrush, with brownish upperparts and streaked underparts. Black stripes bordering rusty central stripe on crown, but imms may be missing the rusty crown stripe. Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum) Distinctive stripes on crown unmistakable, can look vaguely similar to Swainson's if top of head not seen well.
Very curious, will often come in to pishing, usually with tail cocked as in 2L 3R, often with crown feathers raised. Has brown or peachy-brown (mostly in spring) throat and breast, fading to off-white belly and undertail.
All are copyrighted, and all photos by others have a colored border.
Note: not all of the shots on this page are as good as the others, but might be here to show some feature or another.
Some spring males have less black cheeks and/or throats, some of these are first spring males (1R, 2L R).
In fall and winter most adult males lose the black throat (3L R, 4L R), and this is also what first spring males look like.
Left photo is L, right is R 1L is upper left, etc NOTE: The AOU 51st Supplement of July 2010 changed some scientific names and split the old genera Vermivora and Seiurus.
This page now reflects the new taxonomy as reflected in that supplement.
compare 2L R, 4L R, and 5L R/ 6L, the last three all the same bird.