**Confusing fall warbler identification currently being discussed.** 10:36 pm - MWY
PM of 9 October 2012
There have been at least 6 accidental records for this species in the trans-Pecos region.
None of which occurred later than late-August. (Birds of the Trans-Pecos, K.B.Bryan, 2002)
There is a nice tangle of allthorn and other shrubby vegetation near a slow drip. The elaborate drip set up is an old garden hose.
Below is a rendition of a map depicting the range of the Mourning Warbler:
It is incredible to think that this bird, hatched from a nest in ... say Alberta, Canada, made it all the way down to this rectangle patch of high-desert called Marathon.
Looking at this map, it is also satisfying to think that before it flies off to winter in Panama or further south that it found a quality pit stop. Shelter, food, just a bit of water in abundance; well, at least shelter and food.
"Man, you two, your yard is really getting overgrown"
It only took two years for it to recover.