Tuesday, 22 September 2015

22nd September 2015 Dungeness

Chiffchaff c.5
Acadian Flycatcher at Dungeness (J.F. Cooper)
An outrageous and brilliant find by Martin Casemore. Whilst Empidonax Flycatchers offer one of the greatest identification challenges its large size, jizz, peaked crown, green upperparts, pale loral spot, yellow-washed underparts, bill structure and shape and long primary projection all seem consistent with this species.
Acadian Flycatcher at Pt. Pelee May 2011
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher at Pt. Pelee May 2011
A smaller, neater proportioned and smaller-billed species than Acadian Flycatcher.