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Author:  VAGAbond [ May 12 2:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Help with a couple of flycatchers from QE Park May 12

Number one:

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DSC_3235 by brian avent, on Flickr


Number two (Wood-pewee?):

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DSC_3170 by brian avent, on Flickr


Thanks for the help.

Author:  BirdingBC [ May 16 12:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Help with a couple of flycatchers from QE Park May 12

1st bird - appears to be an empidonax flycatcher (empid), possible Pacific Slope Flycatcher

2nd bird - possible Western Wood-pewee

Here are some online resources that might be of help in these IDs
http://nwbackyardbirder.blogspot.ca/201 ... steps.html
http://www.birdfellow.com/journal/2012/ ... _challenge

Good Birding,

Author:  VAGAbond [ May 16 1:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Help with a couple of flycatchers from QE Park May 12

Here is another view of bird #1:

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DSC_3253 by brian avent, on Flickr

Author:  rawalker [ May 16 9:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Help with a couple of flycatchers from QE Park May 12

Second one is a western wood pewee. As Kevin said the first one is tough since it's an empid. The eye ring doesn't look right for a Pacific-slope flycatcher. I would consider dusky especially since they are passing through on good numbers right now. I'm assuming you didn't hear it vocalizing?

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