Date: 11/12/20 8:46 pm From: Tom McNamara <tmcmac67...> Subject: [obol] Re: An interesting Empid at Hatfield Lake on November 10
Craig did a pretty good run down of eliminating features of various other empids occuring in the U.S. and arrived at Dusky flycatcher, and I agree with that call. (In answer to the question you posed though,Craig, "am I missing something" -- yes just a smidgen, but not on the ID---- there are a couple unmentioned species missed for for all-inclusive consideration/elimination: 1)-Buff-breasted (HIGHLY unlikely up here, and this isn't one...because it just isn't ;-) and 2) Least Flycatcher which, I don't believe this bird is: this bird's bill is too thin and is blackish on part of lower mandible, wing covert contrast is not too apparent either. I believe Hammond's too can be eliminated with not too much uncertainty because the primary projection is revealed well in a number of pics and it is quite short---these primaries barely/don't even reach the lower end of the undertail coverts---in Hammond's the prim. projection extends well beyond them.
my take. good birding all, Tom
On Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 4:54 PM bill shelmerdine <georn1...> wrote:
> All, > While birding Hatfield Lake a couple of days ago I encountered an > interesting empid. I have been on the road, just returned home today and > downloaded some digi-scoped photos of the bird and entered the trip list > into ebird. I have yet to work out the I.D. and would welcome any comments > or suggestions. Could lead to some interesting discussion and a chance to > learn. Photos and notes can be found here: > https://ebird.org/checklist/S76175560 > Bill Shelmerdine > Olympia WA >