Date: 4/20/17 9:41 am From: Brandon <flammowl17...> Subject: [cobirds] Empidonax flycatcher in Pueblo 4/20
I got good looks at an empidonax flycatcher in the Olive Marsh in Pueblo this morning. Unfortunately it disappeared before I could take any photos. The bird looked fine for a Western type flycatcher, very nice tear drop eye ring, greenish black, yellow underparts, tail moving up word. Given this early date and the bird being on the plains, I wonder if the bird was a Pacific Slope Flycatcher, and not a Cordilleran Flycatcher. I typically don't think Cordilleran Flycatchers are very early migrants returning back to Colorado. Of course, the limited time I saw the bird, it didn't make any noise. Since Cordilleran and Pacific Slope Flycatchers looks the same, and may even be the same species, we'll likely never really know.