Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2009-01

Common name:

Rusty Blackbird

Scientific name: Euphagus carolinus
Date: 01-09-09
Time: 1400
Length of time observed: 10 minutes
Number: 1
Sex: female
Location: Fish Springs NWR
County: Juab
Elevation: 4300
Distance to bird: 15 yards
Optical equipment: Nikon 1080 digital camera, 200-500 mm zoom, Kowa TSN 4
Weather: Windy clear
Light Conditions: bright
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See photos in separate email.
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Description from:  
Observer: Jay Banta
Observer's address: P.O. Box 568 Dugway, UT 84022
Observer's e-mail address: jay_banta@fws.,gov
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Robert Sims, Fish Springs NWR Administrative Officer took the attached photos.
Date prepared: 01-09-09
Additional material: Photos
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