The first warbler migrant I have seen, the Palm Warbler, made an appearance this week. This is a bird I see quite often for a short time in spring and then a short time in fall. I suspect they move a little farther north than southern NH. Range maps show this.
His chestnut brown cap helps to separate him from other yellow warblers. (Which is about all of them!) The streaking on his breast is also a good ID sign. I don't know why they are called Palm Warblers. You would think they would be a tropical bird but they actually travel farther north than many warblers.
They are ground foragers and seem to prefer somewhat wet areas with thickets to hide in. He was a very welcome sign on a cold spring morning. Migrants are coming.