[Tweeters] Phinney (Seattle) Empid

Steve Hampton stevechampton at gmail.com
Sun Aug 22 18:53:08 PDT 2021

Your main options here are probably Pacific-slope and Willow. Both have two
wingbars (as do all Empids) and both have yellow lower mandibles. The big
difference is the eye-ring-- prominent, with a teardrop at the rear for
Pac-slope; pretty much no eye-ring for Willow.

On Sun, Aug 22, 2021 at 6:13 PM AMK17 <amk17 at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Had my first empid in the yard today. We stared each other down as I

> dared not move.

> Finally it flew into shrub so I could run in for my camera but alas it

> stayed hidden.


> Quick study: Dark upper bill, yellow/orange lower, 2 wing bars, flicked

> tail methodically,

> No call, olive overall.


> If anyone can id please let me know. Poor Photo here:


> https://flic.kr/p/2miHTtr


> Happy birds.

> AKopitov

> Seattle


> AMK17

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Steve Hampton
Port Townsend, WA
*Qatay, S'Klallam territory*
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