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Old Monday 4th August 2008, 00:50   #1
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W. Wood Peewee? San Juan Is., Washington

Best guess is these are shots of a western wood peewee, but please let me know what y'all think. Taken on San Juan Island, Washington about two weeks ago. Thanks

(sorry - upload didn't work, and parenting duty calls. I will edit when I have a minute later this evening to drop in the pictures).

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Best guess is these are shots of a western wood peewee, but please let me know what y'all think. Taken on San Juan Island, Washington about two weeks ago. Thanks
Hey Brookie,

Welcome to Washington State.

Say, your pics didn't post.

Try again?

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Thanks Robert - I think they are too large. I've got to run for the moment, but I'll resize and drop them in a little later tonight.
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Hi Brookie,

With that white median breast and belly, bordered by the darker "vest", I'd say you have a fine example of an Olive-sided Flycatcher. A common summer resident here in Western Washington.

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Many thanks Robert - I guess that makes me 0:2. I've got a gaggle of peeps to post later on. At this rate, they'll probably turn out to be owls. :)

I had a great time birding up your way. It's an awfully beautiful part of the world.

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With that white median breast and belly, bordered by the darker "vest", I'd say you have a fine example of an Olive-sided Flycatcher. A common summer resident here in Western Washington.

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I think in this case you are right but Western Wood-Pewees can have almost as dark vest with the white belly. I think since the bill appears to quite thick, the head is pretty dark, and head shape looks good as well it probably is Olive-sided.
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I think in this case you are right but Western Wood-Pewees can have almost as dark vest with the white belly. I think since the bill appears to quite thick, the head is pretty dark, and head shape looks good as well it probably is Olive-sided.
I agree with Olive-sided Flycatcher, as well as your comment. Also, Pete Dunne says that the olive-sided's vest is distinctive in that it always looks "unbuttoned at the top". That is what we see here.

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