Willow Flycatcher and Distant Whimbrels: May 28, 2022

Page 199 of the Peterson Field Guide to the Birds shows the five Empidonax Flycatchers.

All five have eye-rings and wing bars and can only be distinguished by habitat and voice.

The Acadian says pit – see. The Yellow-bellied says chu –wee. The Alder says fee – bee – o.

The Least says che – BEK and the Willow says fitz – bew.

At Col. Sam Smith Park today, both groups heard lots of fitz – bew.

Willow Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher

The morning group saw a distant (and I mean distant) Whimbrel fly by.

Whimbrels

Other birds

Song Sparrow
Double-crested Cormorants
Red-necked Grebe
Double-crested Cormorants
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Song Sparrow
Double-crested Cormorants
Red-necked Grebe
Barn Swallow


Yellow Warbler
Red-tailed Hawk
Tree Swallow
American Robin
Red-tailed Hawk
Common Tern
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Red-tailed Hawk
Common Tern
Red-tailed Hawk with unappreciative oriole
Northern Cardinal (male)
Cedar Waxwing
Common Tern
American Robin
Red-winged Blackbird (male) resting on Tree Swallow box
Cliff Swallow
Tree Swallow
Common Grackle
Ring-billed Gull

Some turtles:

Red Sliders
Red Slider

8 am group:

11:30 am group:

Other group photos:

observing Barn Swallows
Whimbrel Point


NATURE POETRY

Teacher’s Haiku

JUNE:

       Birdsong and flowers;

             End-of-term checklist complete –

                  Freedom ’till leaves fall. – J. Barbara

Miles Hearn


1 thought on “Willow Flycatcher and Distant Whimbrels: May 28, 2022

  1. John Bohdanowicz

    At 10:25 a flock of 56 whimbrels was sighted. They were pretty far away too. I was able to get some shots of them. I said 56 because that was the official count from the whimbrel watch and when counting them from my picture I was able to count the same amount.

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