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Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

July 21, 2007
6:41 AM

Post #3761503

I think this might be a Solitary Vireo, but not sure - it's new to me, I've not seen this bird around here before.

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Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

July 21, 2007
6:42 AM

Post #3761504

Front view.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

July 21, 2007
8:42 AM

Post #3761549

One of the Empidonax flycatchers, a notoriously difficult group to identify. By location, either Hammond's Flycatcher or Pacific-slope Flycatcher (a.k.a. Western Flycatcher). Slight preference for Hammond's, but the scientific name of Pacific-slope (Empidonax difficilis) says it all!

Resin
JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2007
12:36 PM

Post #3761791

At first I thought it was a Tufted Tit-Mouse...but I see it doesn't have the same markings...cute little thing isn't it!
Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

July 21, 2007
3:09 PM

Post #3762170

Thanks, Resin - I'm really glad to know what it is.

JanetS, yes it is really cute!!! And it had been such a long time since I'd seen a "new" bird that I was really excited. It sat on that wire for awhile, but not long - glad I had my camera!
JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2007
9:14 PM

Post #3763216

It is a cutie and I am glad you had your camera too!
MsCritterkeeper
The Heart of Texas, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 21, 2007
9:41 PM

Post #3763290

Sweet lil songsters aren't they??
Great pic!!!
MsC
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

July 22, 2007
1:30 AM

Post #3763914

I see some family resemblance to my Great Crested Flycatcher.

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JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2007
2:04 AM

Post #3763992

THAT is cool!

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

July 22, 2007
10:47 AM

Post #3764607

[quote]I see some family resemblance to my Great Crested Flycatcher[/quote]
Same family Tyrannidae, though different genera.

Resin
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

July 22, 2007
10:48 AM

Post #3764608

Beautiful pic!
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

July 22, 2007
11:22 AM

Post #3764637

Thanks Pelletory. I had a pair of them over the winter and early spring, and they did have a very lovely song. I usually heard them before I saw them.
Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

July 23, 2007
1:08 AM

Post #3767185

Gardenpom, great picture! And a lovely bird. I'm still excited over seeing the Western Flycatcher and sure do hope to see one again. I haven't been home at all so haven't had a chance to sit and watch.

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