Re: [cayugabirds-l] Wood-Pewee Images

2018-10-21 Thread Jody Enck
Ken certainly found an interesting bird. I assume he heard no vocalizations or he would have mentioned it. Any pictures from the side showing wing bars? When I've seen likely easterns and westerns in close proximity in Central American, it seems that easterns have two fairly equally weighted

[cayugabirds-l] Wood-Pewee Images

2018-10-21 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Possible Western Wood-Pewee: Myers Point Area, Ladoga Park, Lansing, NY

2018-10-21 Thread Laura Stenzler
There is some discussion about the dark lower bill, more characteristic of Western wood-peewee, as seen in the photo Ken shared. But “all about birds” notes that juveniles can have all dark bills. Read especially the last line, below. “Eastern Wood-Pewees are olive-gray birds with dark wings,

[cayugabirds-l] Possible Western Wood-Pewee: Myers Point Area, Ladoga Park, Lansing, NY

2018-10-21 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Ken Rosenberg reports a "Wood pewee right now at Myers Point. Looks good for Western," "On road to Lagoda. Red house w feeders." Bird has nearly all dark bill. Bending rules for images, to come... Sincerely, Chris T-H Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] SSW Rusty Blackbirds, etc

2018-10-21 Thread Suan Hsi Yong
Good variety of birds for this morning's SSW bird walk in the weather that soon turned to sleet. The clumps of ash seeds were hosting flocks of Rusty Blackbirds and Purple Finches (up to ten within a single binocular view) along the Wilson Trail north, just south of Owen's Platform. On the pond

[cayugabirds-l] Brant

2018-10-21 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Single BRANT with gulls on spit at Myers Park point. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Wood-Pewee Images

2018-10-21 Thread khmo
According to Pyle and Sibley and the Bird Banding Lab, one can not safely call a Western on visual. At least two measurements are required. Plumage and bill characteristics can provide some additional help but feather wear, age and known geographic variations make such a call iffy at best without