Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Black Phoebe

On 14 September 2021, Erika and I searched for a Black Phoebe reported from Eagle Lake along the Chehalis Bike Trail near Olympia. I first saw this flycatcher there in January, but I am aware of no records all spring and summer—until a report sprung up last week on eBird. We had no difficulty finding the bird along the trail over the lake shore. We were even able to record its song—https://ebird.org/checklist/S94668189. Black Phoebes are rare, but increasing, in Washington.

1 comment:

  1. sweet specimen - we had a pair of eastern each year.
    thanks for sharing

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