[CT Birds] Extralimital: TOWNSEND'S WARBLER in Rhode Island 11/24

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Sat Nov 25 12:05:13 EST 2017


Phil Rusch just called me. He, Glenn Williams, and Scott T. are in fact looking at a young male TOWNSEND’s WARBLER AT Trustum Pond in RHODE ISLAND, as of right now.
So Bob Askins got the ID correct yesterday, after all. Congrats, Bob !

Frank Mantlik



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> On Nov 25, 2017, at 11:36 AM, Stefan Martin <nafets519 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Also, I didn't see this mentioned but Trustom Pond is in Rhode Island.
> 
> Stefan Martin
> 
>> 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 network:
>> 
>> 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.
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>> > On Nov 25, 2017, at 11:28 AM, Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> >
>> > 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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