Ash-Throated Flycatcher

All pictures are Copyright (c) 2000 John Idzikowski.  Pictures:  Ash-Throated1    Ash-Throated2   

Directions: The ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER is being seen in Kewaunee, WI. The following is from Jan Hansen's post of Tuesday, October 31, 2000. "I just returned from Kewaunee where a group of about 10 birders were enjoying close views of Wisconsin's first record of an Ash-throated Flycatcher. The bird was located yesterday afternoon by John Regan of Green Bay who tentatively identified it as an Ash-throated. It was relocated this morning By John and Daryl Tessen in a deciduous woodlot about 1/4 mile northeast of the yard where it is spending most of its time. It is actively feeding in a small grove of mountain ash trees, dining primarily on the berries. It did vocalize twice while I was there giving its characteristic sharp 'wik' which is unlike any vocalization of Great Crested Flycatcher and removed any doubt as to its identity in my mind."

Update from 1 November 2000 by Karen Johnson of Milwaukee: "Wed. Nov. 1st between 0930 and 1000, the bird was foraging at the intersection of Duvall and Lakeside. (This would be the southeast corner of the property.) The bird was keeping to the Mountain Ash trees, but also the lower shrubs behind. All this with two young farm cats prowling around (fortunately they were most interested in chasing the blowing leaves!). This bird is much more vividly colored than the field guides lead you to believe. It may have pale markings but they are by no means drab. Very cooperative bird. Quite approachable as well; just move slowly."

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