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Old Tuesday 17th April 2018, 04:28   #1
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Flycatcher Central Texas

I think this is an Eastern Wood-pewee, but this is the only photo I got. Not very good with the light behind it, though. Didn't hear a call, which would have helped. Photo taken on 15th April near College Station in south Central Texas.

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Old Tuesday 17th April 2018, 11:07   #2
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Looks like Eastern Phoebe Helen.

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Old Tuesday 17th April 2018, 18:28   #3
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Looks like Eastern Phoebe Helen.

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Phoebes have an all-black bill. I believe Eastern Wood Pewee is correct.
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Phoebes have an all-black bill. I believe Eastern Wood Pewee is correct.
Yes you're correct! I was swayed (on my monitor) by an apparant creamy wash to the lower belly, which was almost certainly a light reflection from the leaves.

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Thanks, guys! It was the color of the bill that made me think pewee. We’ve had a lot of northbound migrants coming through lately. We have a pair Eastern Phoebes that nest under our veranda every year, so I am very familiar that species.

I will enter the Eastern Wood-pewee, with the photo, into my eBird list for that day.

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