[CT Birds] Empid ID question

Mark Szantyr birddog55 at charter.net
Mon Sep 16 19:44:57 EDT 2013


Greg makes an excellent point

Mark

On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 7:25 PM, greg hanisek <ctgregh at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I think my main thought would be there's no reasn to feel compelled to ID
> a bird like that
>
> ; they really are difficult. It's prime spot for Willow but the
> description does suggests it's something else
>
> Greg Hanisek
> Waterbury
> From: Richard Payne <richardpayne07 at gmail.com>
> To: "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2013 9:41 PM
> Subject: [CT Birds] Empid ID question
>
>
>  Dear all,
>
> I was at Hammo this afternoon, had no luck with finding the phalarope, but
> I did see an empid along the Moraine Trail that is gets to the heart of
> today's empid discussion. Bold eye ring and solid white wing bars with an
> olive-green back and a very yellow belly, but the breast was whitish, and
> while there was some yellow in the throat, it didn't really stick out like
> taxi-cab yellow, and was nowhere nearly as bright as the yellow on the
> belly (saw the bird in very good light). At first I was leaning towards
> Yellow-bellied, but then the breast and throat had me leaning towards
> Acadian - but wouldn't Acadian also be somewhat unusual at this date?
>
> Any thoughts would be appreciated!
> Cheers,
> Richard P.
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