September 27, 2013
This is a note primarily to those of you who frequent Big Cottonwood Park in Holladay, where we occasional meet and enjoy conversation about birds and such.
My discovery of a Tennessee Warbler in the park
is a 'big deal' in the Utah birding world.
I almost immediately began to receive emails from distinguished bird experts after I posted my images, such as this:
"You have a very nice set of photos of a first-fall Tennessee Warbler. That's a great find - they're quite rare in Utah"
Another highly respected responder said:
"Nice job, Richard!
Clearly a Tennesee Warbler... Please submit this gem to the
I did follow the advice of the latter expert; and my "Utah Bird Records Committee Report, Unusual Sight Record" has been duly filed:
September 25, 2013
Today as I was looking more closely at the hundreds of images of Warblers from Big Cottonwood Park (see my post on the 24th)
I discovered that I had photographed the Tennesee Warbler (or another one) about 20 minutes earlier.
I have a series of images not seen before beginning here:
This shows the underside quite clearly
September 24, 2013
LOOKS LIKE I HIT A HOME-RUN AT BIG COTTONWOOD PARK
BY FINDING AND PHOTOGRAPHING A
My series of images are below.