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 Post subject: Help with a couple of flycatchers from QE Park May 12
PostPosted: May 12 2:55 pm 
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Number one:

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Number two (Wood-pewee?):

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Thanks for the help.

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 Post subject: Re: Help with a couple of flycatchers from QE Park May 12
PostPosted: May 16 12:42 pm 
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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,

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 Post subject: Re: Help with a couple of flycatchers from QE Park May 12
PostPosted: May 16 1:04 pm 
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Here is another view of bird #1:

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 Post subject: Re: Help with a couple of flycatchers from QE Park May 12
PostPosted: May 16 9:06 pm 
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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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