Date: 3/20/17 4:57 pm
From: David Irons <llsdirons...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Western kingbird
And it should also be noted that Cassin's Kingbird is the more northerly wintering species along the west coast. Western Kingbird is a rare winter bird anywhere in California, whereas Cassin's is fairly common during winter in southern California, with a fair number of Dec-Feb eBird reports north to the Bay Area.

Dave Irons

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> On Mar 20, 2017, at 2:36 PM, Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...> wrote:
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> Hi
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> You wrote: “white tips” on its black tail. Were the outer tail feathers entirely white? If not, did you consider Cassin’s Kingbird? Although two Western Kingbirds have previously been reported in Oregon this year, it is still early for that species. (The only two records or the state for Cassin’s Kingbird have been in fall, but they too are migratory in much of the species’ range.)
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> Jeff Gilligan
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>> On Mar 20, 2017, at 1:57 PM, Abby Haight <abhaight...> wrote:
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>> Watched a Western kingbird hunt for almost 10 minutes at around 9:30 this morning in the little field at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. The bird had yellow breast, gray head and olive-gray back and white tips on its black tail. It perched on teasel and in a small tree, occasionally kiting while it hunted.
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