Date: 7/17/20 4:44 pm
From: Steve Kornfeld <sbkornfeld...>
Subject: [obol] Re: [COBOL] Empidonax (Yeah-But) Take Two
For me, these are not the same species as your last group.

I would label both Hammonds

I still find the Bill as the best single ID mark. Head shape, eye ring size and shape, primary extension of course are taken into consideration

Both of these birds have a relatively short, thin, mostly dark bill. You previous birds did not. In addition the primary extension is relatively long. Head and eye ring shape also fit

There is a nesting pair of Hammonds very close to your pin

(I still prefer to hear these guys)

Steve Kornfeld

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From: Jack Williamson<mailto:<jack.williamson.jr...>
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 10:44 AM
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Subject: [COBOL] Empidonax (Yeah-But) Take Two

Now that I am free of my Veery babysitting activities I went back to Black Butte Swamp this morning in search of flycatchers.

As luck would have it, I found two flycatchers (together) again. This time they did not seem to be interacting other than they flew into the top of side by side willows within just a few moments of each other.

The location is on Indian Ford Creek just it emerges eastbound from the forest. In some ways, it reminds me of Whiskey Springs.

The second of the flycatchers flew into the big pines that I have circled in one of the images in the album below.

The coordinates of willows are roughly 44.368903, -121.630536

I just got home and have not had time to study the photos so I have not yet formed an opinion as to whether, or not, these two birds are the same ones that found me a few days ago.

But it is curious enough that I thought I would share these right away.

There are a lot of photos of the first very cooperative bird and only seven of the second. The second bird is on the branch that is pointed to the right.<>

Jack Williamson
West Linn, Oregon
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