1. English and Scientific names: Black-throated Gray Warbler Setophaga nigrescens

2. Number of individuals, sexes, ages, general plumage (e.g., 2 in alternate plumage): 1 female

3. Locality: Parish:  Jefferson

   Specific Locality: TNC Landry-LeBlanc Tract

4. Date(s) when observed: 1.30.14

5. Time(s) of day when observed: 1630

6. Reporting observer and address: Dan O’Malley

7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s): None

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s): Casey Wright also saw this bird on this date.

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): Sun behind observer. Soft afternoon light.

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition): Eagle Optics Ranger 8X42

11. Distance to bird(s): 2 meters at closest

12. Duration of observation: 10 minutes

13. Habitat: Coastal oak forest, west-facing edge of small clearing.

14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation): Hover-gleaning, probing leaf surfaces. Hyper-active foraging like a kinglet or redstart.

15. Description (include only what was actually seen, not what "should" have been seen; include if possible: total length/relative size compared to other familiar species, body bulk, shape, proportions, bill, eye, leg, and plumage characteristics. Stress features that separate it from similar species): Ventrally very clean white ground color. Blurry black streaks down sides. Black patch around lores, eye, and auriculars. Yellow supraloral spor. Broad white supercilium. Two white wing bars. Bluish gray with faint black streaking on crown and dorsally.

16. Voice: Giving “tep” chip call

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): No other North American warbler has similar field marks

18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?): Yes Dan O’Malley


19. Previous experience with this species: Seen at this location last winter and early spring, presumably the same individual.

20. Identification aids: (list books, illustrations, other birders, etc. used in identification):

a. at time of observation: None (stake-out bird)

b. after observation: Sibley’s

21. This description is written from: _____ notes made during the observation (_____notes attached?);_____notes made after the observation (date:_____); ___x__memory.

22. Are you positive of your identification if not, explain: Yes

23. Date:__ 2/7/14________Time:____ 0855___

24. May the LBRC have permission to display this report or
portions of this report on its website? ______________Yes__________

If yes, may we include your name with the report? ______Yes____________


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