Date: 5/26/19 12:46 am
From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...>
Subject: [obol] Re: A break in the weather brought good birds to Black Butte Ranch
*Empid* plumages. Sorry for the typos...

On Sun, May 26, 2019, 00:44 David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...>

> 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,
> David
> 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.
>> 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.
>> Jack Williamson
>> West Linn, Oregon

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