Date: 9/1/17 4:18 pm From: Jack Daynes <jackdaynes...> Subject: [obol] 2017-08-29 On The Road To Malheur NWR
Greetings from a traveling nature lover,
There are a lot of images connected with this story, one I could use some help with.
There were two “happy accidents” on my early morning shoot at the visitor center’s pond. One was a Barn Swallow that flew into the frame while working on a Spotted Sandpiper. The other was a Wilson’s Snipe that did likewise when I was working on Mule Deer. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.
At the Visitor Center I encountered a small flycatcher, always a challenge for me to identify. Reviewing the images, I’ve called this bird a Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis), but if I have the ID right, it would be a bird that failed to read the range maps. Willow Flycatcher would be a better call for the location, but I couldn’t get comfortable making that call. Perhaps someone with better skills than me could shed some light.
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