Monday, June 6, 2016

RBA: CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER in Victoria - June 6-7th

At 7:20am on June 6th, 2016 - Patrick Fair found a male Chestnut-sided Warbler in breeding plumage at Swan Lake. The bird was in the tall poplar trees at the south end of the trestle that is on Lochside Trail. Lochside regional trail is located between Saanich Road and Quadra Street. The bird was located about 100m from Saanich Road on the Lochside Regional Trail. The bird was moving too fast for any photos. However, he returned one hour later and the bird was still singing from this location and he got a recording, confirming its identity. The bird was relocated and photographed by multiple observers, at the same location up until 8:00pm.

The bird was relocated on June 7th at 12 noon by David Fraser in the same location in the tall poplars.

The bird has not been relocated since June 7th.

You can listen to the recording Here

This is the 61st record for the province of BC.
Photo: Gordon Hart

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