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#1 neef

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:33 PM

Seen in Westport, MA at Allen's Pond. I thought I heard a Least FC call. Is there any info in these pics that might support that ID? Thanks!

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:31 AM

I don't see an eye-ring, and he looks a bit elongated. Can't see for sure, but I'd lean more towards a Wood-Pewee.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:06 AM

Looks like an all dark bill and no visible eye-ring. Not seeing the wing bars too well, but to me they seem fairly indistinct. The primary projection also doesn't look especially long.

I'd go with Eastern Phoebe.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:47 PM

I think the angle of the shots make it look as though there's wing bars, but they are at best indistinct.

I agree now that it probably is a Phoebe. :)

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:43 PM

Wood Peewee for me. Looks like its got a bi-colored bill (last shot) and I can see white wing bars in almost every shot, so I don't think its an artifact of the photo (since they are different angles).

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:24 PM

Wood Peewee for me. Looks like its got a bi-colored bill (last shot) and I can see white wing bars in almost every shot, so I don't think its an artifact of the photo (since they are different angles).


I'm more inclined to agree with Wood-pewee. I've never seen am Eastern Phoebe so green on the back and then there's the wingbars.

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