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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