15-B-2019 Northern Parula

STATUS
Accepted
DATE VOTING COMPLETED
1ST ROUND
7-0
HOW MANY OBSERVED?
1
DATE SIGHTING OCCURRED
DATE REPORT PREPARED
REPORTER
Ceredig Roberts
OTHER OBSERVERS
Tom Lankaneau
LOCALITY OF OBSERVATION
near milepost 1.6 on the Kingfisher Trail at Lake Lowell
HABITAT WHERE THE BIRD WAS OBSERVED
high in the tree canopy
SIGHTING DURATION, CONDITIONS, and EQUIPMENT USED
binoculars and telephoto lens. observed the bird for about 5 mins.
DID YOU TAKE NOTES?
No, not at all
DID YOU CONSULT A FIELD GUIDE OR OTHER REFERENCE WORK?
Yes, during the observation
WHICH GUIDE(S) OR REFERENCE(S): DID YOU CONSULT?
sibley
DESCRIPTION OF THE BIRD(s)
blue head, yellow with red throat.
BEHAVIOR OF THE BIRD(s)
feeding in the tree canopy.
HOW AND WHEN DID YOU POSITIVELY IDENTIFY THE BIRD, AND WHAT CLINCHED THE IDENTIFICATION FOR YOU?
immediately based on song and appearance.
HOW DID YOU ELIMINATE SIMILAR SPECIES? WHAT WERE THEY?
n/a
WHAT IS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THIS (AND SIMILAR) SPECIES?
first observation of this species.
DESCRIBE YOUR GENERAL BIRDING EXPERIENCE
3 years
WERE PHOTO(S), VIDEO, AND/OR AUDIO OBTAINED FROM THIS SIGHTING?
Photo
SUPPORTING IMAGES

FIRST ROUND VOTING:

Cliff Weisse
Accept

Photos are conclusive

Shirley Sturts
Accept

photos confirm the identification

Dave Trochlell
Accept

The photos clearly show a Northern Parula.

Darren Clark
Accept

Photographs are good.

Doug Ward
Accept

While the report is very scant, the excellent photos of a nice adult male Northern Parula (Setophaga americana).

Carl Lundblad
Accept

Diagnostic photos, expected timing.

Jay Carlisle
Accept

not much description but diagnostic photos