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Bird Identification: CLOSED: 2 flycatchers

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Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 4, 2013
6:59 AM

Post #9507681

All images shot at Lafitte's Cove, Galveston, Texas.

The first two images are of the same bird and the last one is a different bird. I didn't hear either one vocalizing, so no help there.


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Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

May 4, 2013
2:05 PM

Post #9508064

1-2 looks like Eastern Phoebe to me
3 a Willow Flycatcher???
Silsbee, TX

May 5, 2013
12:39 PM

Post #9509214

Hi Patti - I think the first bird is a Least Flycatcher, noting the prominent eye-rings and wing bars. It seems you also have a Willow Flycatcher - The wingbars are slanted downward, and what a long tail! You caught some migrants. Good for you! It is a very interesting time now for birding.


Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 5, 2013
3:18 PM

Post #9509466

Thanks Donna and Melanie. I have seen and heard lots of Eastern Phoebes and I didn't think the first bird was a phoebe, but I wasn't sure after looking at the photos.

I appreciate the help.


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