It is autumn, the time of year when wood-warblers are allegedly at their most difficult. But that isn’t tough enough for 10,000 Birds readers: no, we have to make things a bit more, shall we say, diabolical? Yes, that’s right, it is time once again for a diabolical identification quiz on 10,000 Birds! The only clues you get on this quiz are that all three images were taken in Queens in the last two weeks and all three pictures are of wood-warblers. Can you guess all three?

As usual, you are to put your answers in the comments. Please identify which image each of your guesses correlates to by number and give the full common name of each bird you are guessing. Good luck! See you in the comments if you dare!

If you don’t guess after reading this you will be forced to drink an entire bottle of water from the East Pond of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, a fate worse than death. But if you do guess you will be guaranteed a fantastic fall of birding during which you see a host of life birds. And if you manage to guess all three correctly you will go down in history books as the heir to John James Audubon.

Without further ado…

DIABOLICAL Quiz Picture #1

DIABOLICAL Quiz Picture #2

DIABOLICAL Quiz Picture #3

Good luck! You’re going to need it! Mwahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.