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Hello all,

A Texas buddy of mine and I heard a very early pewee while looking at his
lifer ETSP in northern St. Charles county on April 6.

Here in Augusta, EAPW arrived on May 3.  LEFL and one un-ID'd Traill's type
were seen the same day.  I have observed no other empids.

Shawn Ashbaugh
Augusta

On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 3:39 PM, Bob Fisher <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> The breeders come in first, so we would expect Acadian to be on territory
> and singing (if you can call it that) by now. We were at one location at
> Platte Falls CA, where we normally might hear Acadian, but did not hear it.
>
> Normally, by May 6, Wood Pewee should also be in, and Least should be going
> through. We were at several locations yesterday where we would ordinarily
> expect Wood Pewee and Least without seeing or hearing even one. That, the
> presence of Myrtle Warblers (including lots of males) every where we went
> and the sparse representation of migrant warblers made it seem like late
> April, as did the presence of 20 species of shore birds and lots of ducks.
>
> I think of Olive-sided, Willow and Alder Flycatchers as relatively late
> migrants, so it was not a surprise to miss them.
>
> BTW, we did have a Clay-colored Sparrow at SCNWR that I forgot to mention.
>
> Bob Fisher
> Independence, MO
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