Documentation of Bushtit

Observer Information

Reporter:  Casey Donovan  4311 S Hannibal Way,   Aurora, CO  80015
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Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Bushtit
First Date/Time:  6/29/2015 5:00:00 PM
Last Date/Time:  6/29/2015 8:00:00 PM
Duration (total time in view):  3 hours
County:  Arapahoe
Specific Location:  Aurora
Number:  2
Age:  Adult
Sex:  Female
Plumage:  Breeding


Brush/Grape vines

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  Eagle 10x
Distance:  1 foot to 1.5 yards
Light:  bright

Description of the Bird

Small grey-ish bird, 4 inches. Fast movment through foliage. Distinctive light eyes. Coming down from the willow tree in front yard to forage in the backyard grape vines and shrubs. Landed on the porch one foot from me. There are two to four birds. 

Similar Species Discussion

Wrentit. Eliminated by call. Female with yellow eyes, and male with brown auriculars. No songs sang. Does not appear to be wrentit. However no large flock was observed.

Resources Used

Optics, NWF field guide. 

Previous Experience

First sighting. "Life lister". Have observed Wrentit in Shasta California. The call had me looking for a humming bird, then was thrown off when I saw the two birds land and start foraging. Watched for several hours. 



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Date Documentation Submitted

6/29/2015 9:44:00 PM

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