Black-and-White Warbler at Bishop City Park

Observers: Chris Howard
Email: chris93514@gmail.com
Verification: sierra
Remote Name: 65.244.205.238
Date: 10/11/2006
Time: 05:07 PM -0400

Sighting

Today at lunch (11 Oct 2006), behind the Bishop City Park there was a Black-and-White Warbler working the vertical trunks of large Cottonwoods, generally moving upward. First seen near eye level at 40 feet. The back was black with lots of bold white streaks. I never got a view of the underparts or undertail coverts. The most distinctive features on the head were the two black lateral crown stripes set off by a white supercilium and median crown stripe. Otherwise, the face and throat was creamy white, suggesting a female. I didnít see buffy tones, so perhaps this was an adult female.