9 Sep 2007
Jordan River Parkway (5400 S.)
Salt Lake County, Utah
Email from Jack Binch (8 Sep 2007:
Bob Huntington and I went to the Jordan River Parkway at 5400 South and
1040 West... We both got on what seemed to be a Warbling Vireo, but when
it got out into the open a little it was much too yellow. We both got good
looks at it for a few seconds at a time and the yellow on the upper breast
went clear across. The lower breast went to a grayish and the under tail
coverts were again bright yellow. The overall appearance was that of a
Philadelphia according to Sibley. I hope someone else will get to see the
bird. Right now it is not on my list, but I would say it is very possible.
We stayed for an hour or so hoping to get a picture, but no. We did see it
a couple of more times and both still think Philadelphia...
The trail is on the west side of the Jordan River. There is a bridge
from the Murray Parkway and the trail north is just off of the bridge.
Just about a hundred feet before the end of the trail that is stopped by a
corral, there is a little open area with several olive trees and willows.
This is where we saw the bird. We were there from about 12:30 to 3:15.