On Saturday, after the Spring Bird Quest at Lindsay-Parsons, I drove around
and up Michigan Hollow Road in Danby State Forest, and found three
nest-builders (Chestnut-Sided, Empidonax sp, and Yellow Warbler). I've
posted some videos of the latter two on Facebook:
I'm particularly curious about the identity of the Empid. The bird was
making "wit" calls (heard early in the first video), which I think suggests
Willow Flycatcher. However, this nest was situated in between, and not far
from, the territory of "the" Acadian Flycatcher and an Alder Flycatcher.
Any expert thoughts and opinions?
PS. Both of these nests seem sufficiently well-positioned (yet close to the
road/trail) that I don't mind describing their locations to those wishing
to pay respectful visits. Just email me off-list.
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