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Old Jul 24, 2007, 9:05 PM   #1
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Shooting this weekend in Virginia, I found my identification skills, which are weak at best, taxed by unfamiliar species. This guy poked his head out of a dense thicket. I think it's a Great Crested Flycatcher.
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Old Jul 24, 2007, 9:07 PM   #2
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He moved to another tree, more in the sun.
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There were dozens of these birds, swallows of some sort, which would spend the day in a large dead tree at the edge of a marsh. I was having to shoot up into a fairly bright sky, giving me problems with colors. They look like the picture of a female purple martin in my identification guide, but if so, there were no males in the group. The only other swallow that is shown with similar coloration is the bank swallow, but its range is shown further north than Virginia. Ideas?
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