Ron Pittaway spotted this Yellow Warbler
at Bluffers Park in Toronto on 24 December 2015. It was in rose
bushes with lots of rose hips. Yellow Warbler is not expected in
winter in Ontario. James (1991) in the Annotated Checklist of the
Birds of Ontario lists an early January record reported by Goodwin
(1989) in American Birds 34:267-270. Coady and Smith (2000) report
that this record was accepted by the Toronto Bird Records Committee.
It's a new addition to the Ontario Winter Checklist maintained by