Date: 10/25/19 8:52 am
From: Sean Williams <seanbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Hadley now 10/25
Hello all,

Currently there is a Pacific-slope Flycatcher calling and showing off and on in Hadley. Joe Oliverio originally found and photographed the bird, which suggested a “western“ flycatcher. Today it was vocalizing, which helped confirm it as a Pacific-slope. It is along route 47, across from its intersection with Huntington Road. A pin of the intersection can be found here-

https://maps.google.com?q=42.3659267,-72.5851917&hl=en-US&gl=us

From that intersection, walk toward the river along a wide trail and just down the hill, on the left side (south side) is a crude trail. Walk out into the open floodplain. It was seen and calling anywhere within the first few hundred feet, from within the thickets on the left that are at a slightly higher elevation above the floodplain. It is moving around a fair amount, so if no one is currently on it, I would recommend people spread out along those thickets and listen for the ting call or the pseeweet call.

Good birding,
Sean Williams
Westboro, MA



 
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