[CT Birds] Empid ID question

dan merc dan.merc at gmail.com
Mon Sep 16 08:11:42 EDT 2013

I think I saw the same bird and I came up with the same conclusion and ID.
On Sep 15, 2013 9:41 PM, "Richard Payne" <richardpayne07 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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