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male, juvenile, outside normal range
Ottawa- prompted by a call from a friend I hurried to Ottawa today for a possible last view of this long-staying vagrant warbler. With bitter cold this week and a snowstorm tonight its survival is in question. After an hour searching I found it and remained with it for 90 minutes. Most of the time it was feeding beneath trees on ground not covered by snow. Later in the afternoon it was feeding and resting/sleeping beneath a single spruce for 45 minutes. Often I was as close as 7 feet as the bird headed towards me. Too close to shoot. A suet feeder was put up this afternoon. Hopefully it will find it in the morning. Follow the Chickadees.

UPDATE: My friend picked up the bird this afternoon. It was huddled under a spruce, partially covered in snow. It died in his hands shortly after. Nature takes its course but it is still sad. The carcass will be sent to the Royal Ontario Museum to be preserved as a study skin.
Dec 12 2017
Nov 15 2017
male, juvenile, outside normal range
Ottawa - I returned to try to get better shots of this Western vagrant. Light was good, temperature was pleasant (+4C) and I saw it for longer than a few seconds which was last time. Worth the trip.
Nov 16 2017
immature, outside normal range
Ottawa - Second record for the area of this Western species. A very active bird searching low for food but probably not finding much in the cool damp weather.
Nov 5 2017
Apr 26 2015
Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver BC
May 10 2015
Dec 3 2013
male, winter plummage, outside normal range
I received a report of a Black-throated Gray Warbler on the Quebec side in Aymer (Gatineau). As this would be a lifer I grabbed the binos and camera and went looking.

This peekaboo shot was the only one I captures with the bird in sunshine. For the most part it was heavy overcast.

Lifer 322 for my Ottawa area list!
Dec 4 2013
Jul 16 2012
Burns Bog Boardwalk, North Delta BC
A first for this board and addition to my life list.
Jul 19 2012