Documentation of Prothonotary Warbler

Observer Information

Reporter:  Brandon K Percival 
Other Observers:  none; Glenn Walbek and I found this bird.

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Prothonotary Warbler
First Date/Time:  5/1/2006
Last Date/Time: 
Duration (total time in view):  20 minutes
County:  Bent
Specific Location:  Northeastern Bent County, along canal.
Number:  1
Age:  Unknown
Sex:  Male
Plumage:  Other/Unknown


Along running canal.

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  8x42 leica binoculars
Distance:  20 meters
Light:  sunny, excellent

Description of the Bird

I spotted this bird, along the canal. Bright yellow head, big black eyes, dark bill, blue/gray wings, bright yellow underparts, with white undertail coverts. See photos.
Behaviors: Stayed mostly in some old weeds along the canal.
Call: "sweet sweet sweet" heard once, actually before we saw the bird.
Plumage: adult

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Previous Experience

Seen a few Prothonotary Warblers in CO and more in the east.


Notes made AFTER observation

Additional Information

Time: afternoon
Other Dates: none
Nearest Town: not sure
Independent Observers: Glenn Walbek and I found this bird.

Materials Available

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Date Documentation Submitted

5/2/2006 9:59:00 PM
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