|Common Name||Prothonotary Warbler|
|Scientific Name||Protonotaria citrea|
|Type of Report||Rare Species|
|Date of Observation||09/23/2020|
|Reporting Observer's Name||Jeff Pratt|
|Mailing Address||240 Bridge St.|
Passumpsic, Vermont 05819
|Latitude of Observation||0|
|Longitude of Observation||0|
|Place Name||Passumpsic—Town Forest Road|
|Time of Day||05:30 PM|
|Length of Time Observed||2 minutes|
|Maximum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)||30 ft.|
|Minimum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)||25 ft.|
|Noteworthy Weather Conditions|
Weather calm—70 degrees
|Optical Equipment Used for Observation|
|Observer’s Previous Acquaintance With This or Similar Species|
Saw it a few times in Ohio.
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|Description of Habitat|
Very close to a brook—wooded roadside.
The bird was aware of my presence as I noticed it as I walked along the road. I spotted her as she flew from the woods and landed on a branch around 6 feet above the ground and about 3 feet from the road. She(I think) perched for over a minute in that one spot for over a minute. She flew to another perch up the road—maybe 20 feet. I followed in a parallel motion. Again, she looked at me for maybe ten seconds, then flew across the street directly over my head to another tree that did not afford a clear view.
|Description of Vocalizations|
None during observation.
|Verbal Narrative & Description of Observation|
Pretty much did that above. What struck me most was the lack of fear in the warbler. I actually talked to her and thanked her for allowing me this gift. And no, I’m not crazy—just thankful for this.
|Relative Size & Shape|
Larger than average warbler—but slim.
Head a uniform yellow Green.
|Feet & Bill|
Did not observe the feet, but bill a little longer and thicker than other warblers I’ve seen.
Same yellow green as the head.
|Lower Back & Rump|
Not observed because the warblers was directly facing me.
The wings were dark—not black—but a dark grey, contrasting sharply from the yellow green.
|Breast, Belly, Flanks, Under Tail Coverts|
Noo able to see the tail clearly.
|IMPORTANT: What similar species were eliminated when making the identification and how was this bird different?|
Yellow warbler—and female hooded warbler
|Other Notes & Comments|
|This report was written from notes taken:||Immediately After|