Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2020-12

Common name:

Palm Warbler

Scientific name: Setophaga palmarum
Date: May 3, 2020
Time: 13:12
Length of time observed: 20 minutes
Number: 1
Age: Adult
Location: Bountiful Pond Park, in Russian Olive near furthest south picnic table
County: Davis
Latilong: 40.902488, -111.925796
Elevation: ~4200
Distance to bird: 20 feet
Optical equipment: Vortex 10x42
Weather: 68 degrees Fahrenheit
Light Conditions: Cloudy
Description:        Size of bird: 5.5 inches
(Description:)       Basic Shape: Typical warbler
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: Brown above, yellow below, rusty cap
(Description:)            Bill Type: Typical warbler
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:

Brownish back, brown-streaked creamy breast, yellow vent and rump, yellow throat, rusty cap, dark eyeline. Constantly pumping tail.
(see photos)

Song or call & method of delivery: Occasional "smacky" chip and seet flight call.
Behavior: Bug catching and occasional resting in sheltered spots in tree. (It was quite windy)
Habitat: Russian Olive grove, leafed out.
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Unique, easy to identify.
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
Have seen hundreds over many years of experience in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and a few in Utah.
References consulted: Memory
Description from: Notes made later
From photo(s) taken at the time of the sighting
Observer: Max Malmquist
Observer's address: 1957 East Longview Drive
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Mike Malmquist, Cameron Cox.
Date prepared: May 3, 2020
Additional material: Photos
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