Mark Johnson photographed this Townsend’s Solitaire at Sinnemahoning State Park after it was initially found by Lewis Crowell. Mark said the bird “stayed by itself although there were dozens of robins working the same hawthorne and Multiflora Rose. It was quite active, moving from tree to tree. Often it would perch on one of the hundreds of White Spruce, always at the highest perch. Then back to the hawthornes.”

The committee felt that the bird was identifiable from the shape and posture of the bird in the photo but the description provided by Mark helped in the assessment of the record. This is a case where the addition of field notes was very helpful for the committee.

Species: Townsend’s Solitaire Myadestes townsendi
Date of Sighting: 2 March 2008 to 4 March 2008
Observer(s): Lewis Crowell, Mark Johnson
Date of Submission: 2012
Submitted by: Mark Johnson
Written Description:  Yes       Photo: Yes        Specimen: No         Recording: No