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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

      Here is a short article with advice for what to do if you find a baby bird or one that appears to be sick or injured. Bird rescue article Please feel free to post here if you have questions or need more help.

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lexlamaster    12
 

I'm struck by the size of that bill and barely visible wing bars - what about Olive-sided Flycatcher?

Me too. That's a great match except the size. I know it wasn't 7". 4"-5 1/2" tops. If it's not a Blue-gray gnatcatcher then I don't have it so I will be bummed if I can't ID it. I have a lot of those. 

Thanks!

 

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GreenJay94    54

Well, it's a flycatcher and it's not an empid, so whatever it is, it's a good deal bigger than a gnatcatcher. Folks say this all the time but it can be surprisingly difficult to estimate a bird's size in the field, especially if there's not another bird nearby to compare it to. :)

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lexlamaster    12
 

Well, it's a flycatcher and it's not an empid, so whatever it is, it's a good deal bigger than a gnatcatcher. Folks say this all the time but it can be surprisingly difficult to estimate a bird's size in the field, especially if there's not another bird nearby to compare it to. :)

Very True! Whiat is an empid? 

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GreenJay94    54

Sorry about that! Shorthand for the genus Empidonax, which are the small flycatchers that are often challenging to tell apart (Willow, Least, Acadian, etc). Among other features, they always have bold white or buffy wing bars.

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lexlamaster    12

I'm just learning so thank you! Yes now I agree because obviously no wing bars. So frustrating knowing I don't have this bird yet I can't count it. Hopefully I will see it again with a better shot. Thank you very much for your help. I don't think I would still be as involved with birding if it weren't for all the help from this site! 

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psweet    7791

Yes, that looks like a Wood-Pewee. I think the location means it's an Eastern Wood-Pewee.

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