Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2015-51a

Common name:

Yellow-throated Warbler

Scientific name: Setophaga dominica
Date: January 3, 2016
Time: 10:15 AM
Length of time observed: 40 minutes
Number: 1
Age: Adult
Location: 35 North 100 West Hyde Park, Utah
County: Cache
Distance to bird: 10 ft.
Optical equipment: Nikon D90
Weather: Approximately 9 degrees
Light Conditions: Partly sunny
Description:        Size of bird: 5-6"
(Description:)       Basic Shape: Warbler
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: Patterned. Bright yellow throat. Gray back. White neck spot
(Description:)            Bill Type:  
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
Perfect match for Yellow-throated Warbler
(see photos)
Song or call & method of delivery: Did not hear call
Behavior: Fed on suet feeder both upside down and right side up. Entered into high volume of other finches and songbirds three different times and politely waited its turn for the suet. Did not feed on seeds that were available.
Habitat: Backyard
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
No comparison needed. Obvious match.
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
References consulted: Sidley guide
Description from: From photo(s) taken at the time of the sighting
Observer: Scott Erickson
Observer's address: 35 North 100 West. Hyde Park, Utah
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Children - Jonathan Erickson and Abbey Erickson
Date prepared: January 30, 2016
Additional material: Photos
Additional_Comments: Returned two other days and was photographed and posted on e-bird. One of the photos shared was taken by Matthew Pendleton.