Is this Nutty?
Here are some cut and pastes from emails.... also I put a photo on
this website in Files...temp. photos to help you understand this
request. Arie Gilbert wonders if he saw the Nutting's Flycatcher on
April 18th while on the east side of Mason. The last call-in
received on Nutty was on March 26th.
Looking at the new picture, and my pictures of the Nutting's
Flycatcher... I think the new photo has a bird with too much white
extending towards the back of the head. Also the Nutting's at Mason
had a very pronounced auricular patch which seems to be missing from
this bird. There is also too much white on the upper wing. Ash-
throated Flycatchers are expected at this time, and my leaning is
that it is an Ash-throated, not the Nutting's. Comments?? Arie is
on this group but he is a New York Birder. He sent in the photo that
Date sent: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 23:32:12 -0400
From: Arie Gilbert
I was at Mason as planned this past wednesday, and had a bird that
looked like it could be a Nuttings. It was in a Willow tree, on the
right side of the path, just past where there are 5 culvert pipes
that run beneath the path. There was a path that was trampled down
towards the tree, and the bird was feeding from the horizontal
branches. it disappeared into the dense vegetation, but reappeared
some 15 minutes later to the right of this spot, in mulefat and
mustard. I eventually approached as closely as i could and stood
still watching the bird as it sat resting in mustard. The mustard was
on the slope of the hill leading up to one edge of the homes. I kept
hoping that it would call or yawn. It never called, but it did yawn
twice and I am convinced that we saw orange when the bird yawned.
This was ca 6 pm
Here is one of the better shots of the bird I took on 4-18.
It's not that good, but better than nothing.
Lemme know what you think