Date: 5/26/19 12:45 am From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...> Subject: [obol] Re: A break in the weather brought good birds to Black Butte Ranch
The bird that you have labeled Orangr-crowned Warbler is a female Yellow Warbler. The Empidonax species I am struggling with to identify. Certainly the bird labeled Empidonax 2 has a very long primary projection and looks Wood-Pewee-like. Looks good for Willow perhaps. It has been a while since I have observed rapid plumages...
Thanks for sharing,
On Sat, May 25, 2019, 18:06 Jack Williamson <jack.williamson.jr...> wrote:
> There was a wonderful assortment of birds this morning on the ranch. > > WILSON'S SNIPE, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, WILSON'S WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, > ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, and two EMPIDONAX sp. were among the > most cooperative. > > The two Empidonax flycatchers were about 1/2 mile apart. Unfortunately, > neither bird vocalized. But both bobbed their tails up first, then down > helping me rule out Gray. I noted pale lores, off-white wing bars, > olive-gray upperparts, white to yellow-tinged underparts, and a faint > eye-ring on the first bird. The second bird's posture was more erect than > the first and it was darker overall, with whiter wing bars and had a longer > primary-projection. I've tentatively identified the first bird as a WILLOW > FLYCATCHER, and the second as a DUSKY FLYCATCHER. > > Your thoughts will be appreciated. > > https://www.jack-n-jill.net/blog/2019/5/big-meadow-black-butte-ranch > > > Jack Williamson > West Linn, Oregon >