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16-JUN-2005 Tom Grey

Gray Flycatcher

Stampede Reservoir

I photographed this bird at the west end of Stampede Reservoir in the Sierras north of Tahoe, at quite a distance -- hence the blurry photo. Notable features include faint eyering, short primary extension, and a bill that's moderately long, with mostly yellow lower mandible with dark tip. I didn't hear it vocalize, or see it pump its tail -- the latter of which would have been diagnostic. Experienced empidonax observers all favored the identification as Gray Flycatcher, which is a plausible species where this bird was seen.

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
1/250s f/14.0 at 700.0mm iso800 with Flash full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
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Guest 20-Oct-2007 20:51
I would agree with Gray Flycatcher all the way.