Date: 5/4/19 10:12 pm From: Jack Maynard <jmaynard...> Subject: [obol] Wood Peewee or Olive Sided? Help!
I had a great eBird big day birding today, and am ready for my Portland Audubon Birdathon tomorrow, bicycling SE PDX with the Handle-barred Owls. I birded this morning with my wife Kelli Van Norman and Patty N at Pittock and ran into Nick M and Peyton who were having a crazy Warbler day. We all saw Townsends, Wilsons, OCs, Nashvilles, Black-throated Grays and tons of Tanagers. Kelli, Patty and I saw a MacGilivray's (Thanks Patty!) as well as 5 flyover Cedar Waxwings. Nick and Peyton heard a Hermit Warbler, and after we split groups we looked hard for it but never found it.
Later I birded my favorite Portland spot Whitaker Ponds and had what I originally believed to be an Olive-sided Flycatcher. I got lots of pics, including one of it with a Red-tailed Hawk, but the darned thing never vocalized. I was sure with what I saw was a vest and the longish wings-to-tail ratio it was Olive-sided, but when I got home and looked at the pics I changed my ID to Western Wood-peewee, which I've seen at Whitaker before.