[Tweeters] very late migrant?

Dennis Paulson dennispaulson at comcast.net
Sat Jun 14 16:08:37 PDT 2008


Hello, tweeters.

There was just a Pacific-slope Flycatcher at our fountain, duking it
out with a female Anna's Hummingbird. The hummer won, of course, but
the flycatcher came back when the hummer left.

I have never had any indication that this flycatcher breeds in our
neighborhood, so I assume it's a late migrant (June 14), perhaps kept
out of the breeding grounds because of the cool weather and late
snows like so many others apparently have been. All other sightings
of this species in our yard have been in the fall, from July 29 -
September 20 in 9 other years. I've seen Willow Flycatcher four times
(once on June 7), Hammond's twice, and Dusky twice in 17 years.

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Dennis Paulson
1724 NE 98 St.
Seattle, WA 98115
206-528-1382
dennispaulson at comcast.net



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