• Chestnut-Sided Warbler

    Common NameChestnut-Sided Warbler
    Scientific NameDendroica pensylvanica
    Type of ReportOut-of-Season
    Date of Observation03/27/2018
    Number Observed1
    Reporting Observer's NameThomas Simmons
    Mailing Address2320 Popple Dungeon Rd
    Chester, VT 05143
    United States
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    Date Completed03/28/2018
    Names & Emails of Other Contributing Observers

    Daniel Tyrell

    Latitude of Observation-72.6476887
    Longitude of Observation43.2404709
    Place NameDungeon Dragon Farm
    Vermont eBird Checklist URLebird.org
    Time of Day11:00 AM
    Length of Time Observed2 minutes
    Maximum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)10 feet
    Minimum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)10 feet
    Noteworthy Weather Conditions

    Sunny, clear

    Optical Equipment Used for Observation

    Naked eyes, at feeder outside window on back deck through picture window

    Observer’s Previous Acquaintance With This or Similar Species

    Multiple observation of Warblers (Myrtle/Yellow-Rumped) and Common Yellowthroat at this location in April 2017.

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    Description of Habitat

    Bird sighted at feeder on back deck of house, although no feeding observed. Small home surrounded by open field, 1/4 acre pond (100 feet to the north), hillside/sugarbush 75 feet to west, and dirt road, stream and hundreds of acres of undisturbed woodland to east.

    Behaviors Observed

    Unconcerned with young red squirrel on deck 2 feet below feeder; appeared to be looking for food, but uninterested in feeder (sunflower/millet/safflower food mix)

    Description of Vocalizations

    none heard

    Verbal Narrative & Description of Observation

    yellow-green back, crown and underside, grey neck, was 'extending' neck as it looked around

    Relative Size & Shape

    small sparrow-sized


    yellow-green back, crown and wingbars, grey neck.

    Feet & Bill

    short, grey bill. Feet unobserved.

    Upper Back

    grey neck merging with yellow-green back

    Lower Back & Rump



    white, black, yellow-green wing bars

    Breast, Belly, Flanks, Under Tail Coverts

    generally white


    short, grey

    IMPORTANT: What similar species were eliminated when making the identification and how was this bird different?

    Myrtle Warbler, which is common throughout spring and summer here. Crown and back color differentiated from Myrtle.

    Other Notes & Comments

    Assumed young.

    This report was written from notes taken:During the Observation

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