[Tweeters] Phinney (Seattle) Empid

AMK17 amk17 at earthlink.net
Sun Aug 22 19:58:49 PDT 2021

Steve, Ken and Jim, Thanks for the identification on the empid - pacific slope flycatcher.
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From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton at gmail.com>
Sent: Aug 22, 2021 6:53 PM
To: Tweeters <tweeters at uw.edu>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Phinney (Seattle) Empid

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:


Happy birds.

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Steve Hampton

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Qatay, S'Klallam territory

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