[Tweeters] Question about olive-sided flycatcher

Robert Sandelin robsan668 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 9 19:17:35 PDT 2016

Here in the woods of south Snohomish County in the past ten years we have
Warbling vireo
Red-eyed vireo
Western wood pewee
Pacific slope flycatcher
Yellow warbler
Olive sided flycatcher

We still have:
Wilsons warbler
Swainsons thrush
Black headed grosbeak
Western tanager

Something that might have had an effect is that about five years ago the
coopers hawks stopped nesting here. From the feather piles I found they
seem to take a lot of Swainson's thrush.

Rob Sandelin

On Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 6:37 PM, Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson at comcast.net>

> Bob, I think they are steadily declining. We had them at our house in

> Seattle for a number of years after moving in here (1991), but not for

> quite a while now. There was one singing at the U. of Puget Sound every

> spring for years, but not for the last few years. These are only single

> data points, obviously, but this is one of the neotropical migrants that

> has been known to be declining in general. I should add that it’s not

> habitat loss on the breeding grounds, as there is still plenty (my

> neighborhood and UPS haven’t changed in any way for the worse). Is it

> habitat loss on the wintering grounds? Is it the general decline in insect

> life, which is well known? A combination of both? As I have written before,

> there are now no neotropical migrants nesting in my neighborhood, which is

> nicely wooded and full of resident species.


> Dennis Paulson

> Seattle



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> Subject: [Tweeters] Question about olive-sided flycatcher

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> Hello All,

> I have not had a olive-sided flycatcher at my place yet this year. I have

> had them in late May for as long as I have been here. Are other folks who

> normally experience osfl this time of the year experiencing what I am? Just

> curious.


> Bob Flores

> Ridgefield, WA








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