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Hi Bob,

Ask Don to use his great photography skills and send you a pic!  Based on the description, I'd say he appreciates good single-malt scotch whisky, too ! ! !

Chris Hobbs
Shawnee, KS
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----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Lewis <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Friday, November 9, 2007 5:52 pm
Subject: Fw: Another Bird Identification Quesiton...

> Don Burke is a beginning birder but a great photographer.  I'm 
> stumped on the ID of this pinkish bird that eats mosquitos.  Any 
> suggestions?Bob Lewis   [log in to unmask]
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: Don Burke 
> To: Robert Lewis 
> Sent: Friday, November 09, 2007 2:54 PM
> Subject: Another Bird Identification Quesiton...
> 
> 
> Robert,
> 
> I've been out bow hunting some lately, and have noticed a bird 
> that I'm having a hard time identifying.  If you up to another 
> newbie's question, I'll describe it and see if you can give me 
> some directions.
> 
> The first few times I was it it was silloqueted against the 
> lighter sky, and I thought it was a bat.  If you're familiar with 
> what the Air Force calls the Delta Wing pattern on their jets, it 
> actually looks a lot like that, but in reverse -- with the broader 
> wingspan on the leading edge, and tapering to the shorter portion 
> in the rear edge.  But lately I've noticed that it has a pink body 
> -- upper and lower, as best I can tell -- with gray/black wings.  
> I'm hunting on the woodline adjacent to a cow pasture, and this 
> little creature seems to stay around in the 20-40 yard gap between 
> the trees in the area between the solid woods and the open 
> pasture.  The way it darts around I'm guessing that it's catching 
> mosquitoes or other small flying bugs.  As best I can tell there's 
> probably 2-4 of them in this same area.
> 
> I've looked in my field guide, and he Vermilion Flycatcher seemed 
> close (although more red than pink), but Sibley shows it to 
> habitat quite a bit S & W of here.  So, I decided to go straight 
> to the master.  Any guesses?
> 
> As always, thanks!
> 
> Don
> 
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