members of the CFO board including Nunes, Roller, Boswell, Faulkner, Henwood, Linfield, Edwards, Modesitt and Deiniger;
Species, Date, Time and Location Information
Duration (total time in view):
on and off for about one hour
Yellow Jacket Canyon
Multiple Birds - Mixed
40 to 50 yards
Good, sun generally to the rear.
Description of the Bird
Small gray warbler-type bird with a bit of red that might be more specifically called rust, redwood or fire brick red that showed along the rear flank under the wings; no noticeable eye-ring and a small pointed bill.
Behaviors: Flitted high in large cottonwoods along a red-rock canyon creek bed while singing frequently. There seemed to be some association in pairs and perhaps more than one pair present.
Call: Song was like Yellow or Virginia's Warbler but faster and more twittery
Similar Species Discussion
Song indicated probable Yellow, Virginia's or Lucy's--gray plumage ruled out first two. Gray-headed Juncos were larger and plumper. These birds were not blue enough and too short tailed for any gnatcatcher.
Sibley and Whatbird.com
This was a state bird, but I had seen Lucy's in AZ many years ago.
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Date Documentation Submitted
4/17/2013 9:54:00 AM