Re: Donna's Empidonax

Observers: Kristie nelson
Verification: MONO
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Date: 10/16/2007
Time: 02:45 PM -0400


My vote would have to go Hammonds. A shot showing the bill width would sure help clinch it. The contrasty gray head on the olive back, and the lemmony belly is very HAFL to me - they often look splotchy in coloration by the gray head, lemmon belly and green back. The primary projection is pretty long, and fresh fall HAFL's have nice crisp tertial edges and wingbars like this bird. I see a hint of a pale outer rectrice which is good for HAFL and the slight notch in the tail. Eye ring does not look very enlarged in the back. Beautiful shots on the first posting.