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Lafitte’s Cove in Galveston

#1. same bird 0922FC6D-2981-40A4-872A-FA3596C3E171.thumb.jpeg.e115ebd598759a2c22b4e6e80f836d74.jpeg4831B7A9-B5E4-4864-ABD2-BCBEDDBC68D2.thumb.jpeg.7fc461f7b22f7695487ea3e93b690db9.jpeg

then we came by nearby an hour later. Could be the same or different bird

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no sounds.  A Least was reported here.  Merlin says least Least, Willow or Alder.  Any of those are a first but believe we are flycatcher sp.

thanks

 

 

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20 minutes ago, Aidan B said:

Traill's

Aka Willow or Alder, but not sure which.

Compared to a Least Flycatcher, the eye ring is less distinct and the overall body shape is more long and slender, vs the much more compact, big-headed appearance of a Least.

 

beyond Willow/Alder, it’s largely speculation. I’m personally leaning toward Alder personally due to the greenish hues to the upperparts, rounded head, etc. However maybe it’s an eastern Willow and I’m just used to western Willows. Anyway yeah probably not identifiable to species with confidence but I agree with Aidan

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