Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2007-32b

Common name:

Blackburnian Warbler

Scientific name: Dendroica fusca
Date: October 18 2007
Time: 10am
Length of time observed: 10 minutes
Number: one
Age: female
Location: 1432 DOWINGING SLC UT
County: Salt Lake
Distance to bird: first 10 ft., 2nd 20 to 30 ft.
Optical equipment: binoculars
Weather: fair
Light Conditions: good
Description:        Size of bird: about  warbler size
(Description:)       Basic Shape: same
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: like a towsand's but head way different
(Description:)            Bill Type: thin
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
The head with the eyebrow, eyeline and the cheek patch, the first thing I was looking at.  The throat and the under part looked about the  same to me.  The wing  had two white patches.  It was darker thru the eye and came to a point behind the eye but was thicker than the front.  Frist seen it by the feeder and then it flew out on a tree and was working up and down.
Song or call & method of delivery:  
Behavior: acting like a warbler
Habitat: trees and scrubs
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
first time seeing the bird. 
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
References consulted: looked at  National Geographic
Description from: Notes taken at time of sighting
Observer: Pat Jividen
Observer's address: 6748 Hollowdale Dr. SLC Ut  84121
Observer's e-mail address:
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Bob Huntington and Jack Bench saw  the bird the next day.
Date prepared: 3-21-08
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