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A nice bird in western Kansas, FYI.

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Sebastian T. Patti
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Subject: FW: Piratic Flycatcher at Scott Lake St. Park
Date: Sun, 10 May 2015 05:45:52 -0500

 . . . today's chuckle  . . .

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Sebastian T. Patti
(Lincoln Park)
Chicago, ILLINOIS 60614-3354
PHONE: 312/325-9555 (o) 773/248-0570 (h) 
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FAX: 312/325-9017(o)

 
> Date: Sat, 9 May 2015 21:17:28 -0500
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Piratic Flycatcher at Scott Lake St. Park
> To: [log in to unmask]
>
> Here’s a photo I took this afternoon. You can see the bill shape pretty well.
>
> http://www.livingworldphotography.net/photos/birds/piratic-flycatcher.html
>
> Will Chatfield-Taylor
>
> Lawrence
>
> On May 9, 2015, at 7:56 PM, Andrew Burnett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > The link below is a link to a Flickr album of the photos I took today at 9:15AM. Keep in mind these were taken with overcast skies. If it sticks I look forward to seeing some photos of a dry bird in reasonable sunlight.
> >
> > https://flic.kr/s/aHskauAG6N
> >
> >
> > Andrew Burnett
> > rural Erie, KS
> > ________________________________________
> > From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Scott Seltman [[log in to unmask]]
> > Sent: Saturday, May 09, 2015 7:12 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: Piratic Flycatcher at Scott Lake St. Park
> >
> > The bill is absurdly small, unlike Variagated. The head stripes extend all around to the nape, which one website says eliminates Variagated. And the bird is smaller than a Great-crested Flycatcher because I watched them tussle a bit. There is more rufous in the tail than I initially thought, but appears to be limited to rufous fringes on black feathers.
> >
> > The bird flew down to the creek about 6:30 and I haven't seen it since. No other birders since Jeff left.
> >
> > BW Hawk. Nothing notable.
> >
> > Scott Seltman
> > Scott Lake State Park.
> >
> > Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID
> >
> > David Rintoul <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >> Martin Reid has a good site for comparison. And if the size of the bird is as originally advertised, it looks like size might also be a parameter in favor of the original ID as well.
> >>
> >> http://www.martinreid.com/Main%20website/piratic.html
> >>
> >> cheers
> >>
> >> Dave
> >>
> >> David A. Rintoul, Ph.D.
> >> Associate Director - Biology Division
> >> Faculty Senate President
> >> Kansas State University
> >> Manhattan KS 66506
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Edward Raynor
> >> Sent: Saturday, May 9, 2015 6:29 PM
> >> To: [log in to unmask]
> >> Subject: Re: Piratic Flycatcher at Scott Lake St. Park
> >>
> >> The tail is not that rusty, the bill is small and all black, the wing coverts are fresh possibly indicating northern subspecies of Piratic, facial pattern fits Piratic, the bird is compact and not elongated/upright looking.
> >> E.J.
> >> On Saturday, May 9, 2015, Galen Pittman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Any one who has a copy of the new 2nd edition of Sibley should look at
> >>> the new plate of Piratic and Variegated flycatcher on page 358 and see
> >>> what a challenge it can be to differentiate these two species !!
> >>> compare all of the excellent pictures (on facebook) of the scott co
> >>> flycatcher to Sibley's plate with special attention to the overall
> >>> size, the back streaks (?) and the white edgings on the wing
> >>> coverts.and any other field marks that might help differentiate these
> >>> two species. this ID seems to me to be anything but a slam dunk. I
> >>> have no first hand experience with either one of these species....
> >>> just trying to figure it out from the field guides and the photos. Any
> >>> one who has actually seen the bird in person .......please weigh in.
> >>>
> >>> Galen
> >>>
> >>> On Sat, May 9, 2015 at 5:13 PM, Scott Seltman <[log in to unmask]
> >>> <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Still present extreme n. End of state park, west of low-water crossing.
> >>>> 510pm
> >>>>
> >>>> Scott Seltman.
> >>>> Larned
> >>>>
> >>>> Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> Galen L. Pittman
> >>> 12042 258TH ST
> >>> Lawrence, KS 66044
> >>>
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> >>
> >> --
> >> Edward J. Raynor
> >> Manhattan, KS
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