[CT Birds] Extralimital: TOWNSEND'S WARBLER in Rhode Island 11/24
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Sat Nov 25 11:36:45 EST 2017
Also, I didn't see this mentioned but Trustom Pond is in Rhode Island.
On Sat, Nov 25, 2017 at 11:33 AM Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <
ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> Update: TOWNSEND'S WARBLER retraction. This just in from the RI birding
> 11/25 From Robert Askins:
> I need to retract the identification of a Townsend's Warbler. I've looked
> at more detailed references and first-year Blackburnian Warbler males may
> have more extensive bright yellow on the lower underparts than I thought.
> I didn't look for the definitive but subtle characteristics that would
> separate it from a Townsend's Warbler (the slightly different shape of the
> auricular patch, presence of light stripes on the back, and pale lower
> mandible). I apologize for the false alarm.
> Sent from my iPad
> > On Nov 25, 2017, at 11:28 AM, Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
> > From Robert Askins, 11/24:
> > I had an excellent view in good light of an immature Townsend's Warbler
> at Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge. It was foraging on the branches
> of maple trees on the Red Swamp Trail near the windmill at about 3:30 this
> afternoon. Unfortunately I didn't have a camera.
> > Robert Askins is a CT professor of ornithology.
> > Townsend's Warbler is a western species that has occurred in most New
> England states, but never yet in Connecticut.
> > Frank Mantlik
> > Stratford
> > Sent from my iPad
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