Thursday, October 29, 2020

RBA: PRAIRIE WARBLER in Vernon - Oct 27-Nov 26th

On Oct 27-2020 Glen Goerzen saw a warbler in a mixed flock that he initially thought was a Cape May Warbler at Polson Park in Vernon. At 3:50pm on Oct 29-2020, Scott Thomson was able to relocate the bird and obtain some photographs and the bird was immediately identified as a immature male Prairie Warbler. The bird has been frequenting the south end of Polson Park in willows on both sides of the boardwalk along Polson Park Trail. It has also been seen in shrubs near to the boardwalk where the paved path becomes the boardwalk.

Map to location of where bird was first seen HERE

The bird was seen HERE on Oct 30th.

On Oct 31st the bird was last seen HERE and was viewed by multiple observers.

The bird was not relocated on Nov 1, 2020 despite multiple observers looking.

The bird was relocated by Don Cecile on Nov 8, 2020

**The bird was last seen in the same location on Nov 26th and has been viewed by multiple observers. However it has not been relocated since despite multiple observers looking**

This is the 5th photographed record for BC.

**As per current Public Health directives due to COVID-19 - Please remain 2 metres apart when viewing this bird. Please follow all public health directives (including not birding in groups) during this pandemic. The BC Public Health directives can be found HERE*

**eBird's statement on how to bird mindfully during the pandemic can be viewed HERE**

Male Prairie Warbler in Vernon - Photos: Michael Force 

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