[Tweeters] Tennessee Warbler-sighting-retraction

Andy Stepniewski steppie at nwinfo.net
Tue Aug 3 15:09:02 PDT 2010


I retract my message this morning announcing a Tennessee Warbler in Wapato-3
August. I was not able to relocate the bird to get photo documentation
despite several hours of effort. After studying the literature, I more fully
appreciate: 1) the range of plumage variation in Orange-crowned Warblers; 2)
because of identification challenges, I feel a photo should be obtained to
cinch this report; 3) the timing of this sighting falls outside the
documented pattern for this species in Washington in fall (early by at least
a couple weeks).

Andy Stepniewski
Wapato WA
steppie at nwinfo.net

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