Subject: Hammond's Flycatcher
Date: Sep 26 09:01:46 1994
From: Jerry Tangren - Jerry_Tangren at

I find the mention of "late" Hammond's Flycatchers on the rare bird alert
interesting because I never really thought of mid-September Hammond's
as late. In fact they are one of the more usual migrants to be found at
time of the year.

Many people don't realize that a rather significant aspect of the
Flycatcher biology is that it molts BEFORE the fall migration.
birds can be quite conspicuous in their fresh plumage, and quite easily
identifiable. I've seen reports of them as Western Flycatchers!

Jerry Tangren
Wenatchee WA
Jerry_Tangren at