Date: 12/2/19 9:31 am
From: James Pike <jimpike444...>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Possible Dusky-capped Flycatcher at San Joaquin Marsh
I agree that the bird isn't an Ash-throated Flycatcher (eg, rufous
secondaries), but I'm not sure that a Dusky-capped (or better) would stay
for long in that area near Audubon House. Plus, there is a lot of habitat
worthy of roaming in all directions. In any event, it would be great to see
the original photos, and the record should be submitted to the CBRC as a
Dusky-capped (or better).

Jim Pike

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 7:13 AM Jeff Bray <jbray4913...> wrote:

> An eBird list was submitted by Christine Jacobs yesterday with an
> Ash-throated Flycatcher photographed. (
> The local reviewers feel that this bird could likely be a Dusky-capped
> Flycatcher, but better photos and possibly audio recordings are needed to
> confirm. If anyone feels like going on an adventure at the marsh today,
> please look for and listen out for this bird. It was reported near the
> Audubon house.
> **please note there is also a Phainopepla that has been near that location
> as well, so make sure to study up on the plaintiff whistle calls of the
> Dusky-capped so you're not confused with the Phainopepla calls.
> Cheers!
> --
> Jeff Bray
> Irvine, CA

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