Friday, January 9, 2009

Pine Flycather at Choke Canyon Lake

Back on Dec. 13 Willie Sekula found an interesting "western" type Empidonx at Choke Canyon Lake's Calliham Unit. Martin Reid refound the same bird on Jan 1 and realized the "whit" call it was making was all wrong for a "western" flycatcher and seriously considered the possibility that it was a Pine Flycatcher. Pine Flycatcher is an Empidonax native to mountains of Mexico and has never been recorded in the United States. Consultation with experienced birders has so far upheld the identification. I got to see this tentative Pine Flycatcher on Jan 3. Here are some poor pics.

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1 comment:

Dan said...

Hello sir. My name is Dan and I am excited about a trip planned in April to Texas from my home in St. Albert, Alberta. I am retired and will be travelling with a birding friend who is just retiring as a high school math teacher like yourself. We'd love to be able to ask you some questions about the area to help ensure success while in your vicinity. My email address is loraxdan@telus.net. Please email if you wouldn't mind providing us with some advice.