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Flycatcher at Colony Farm
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Author:  loudavid [ May 16 9:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Flycatcher at Colony Farm

I saw this flycatcher on Sunday May 7 at Colony Farms in an area between the road and the communal gardens. It was perching on a tree and hawking insects, then returning to the same tree. My impression was Western Wood-pewee for the behaviour but the colouring did not seem right.

Since there were Dusky Flycatchers seen at Colony around this time, I wonder if that is possible for this one.

Lou Davidson
Delta BC


Author:  BirdingBC [ May 18 6:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Flycatcher at Colony Farm

Both western wood-pewee and dusky flycatcher are possible at this time of year.

Here is the bar charts for colony farm:

Perhaps someone who frequents the farm can provide further details.

Good birding,

Author:  rawalker [ May 18 9:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Flycatcher at Colony Farm

Due to head shape and lack of any discernible eye ring I would lean towards western wood-pewee. Seeing the front of the bird would be helpful. However, as you know these flycatchers are all very difficult, particularly with photos and lighting and not hearing vocalization.

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