UPDATE 5: Added two more photos by me from Jan 06 at the bottom of the page:
UPDATE 4: Added three nice photos by Bruce Sherman from Jan 04 at the bottom of the page:
UPDATE 3: A number of us saw the bird again today Jan 3rd, and I got a lot of audio via tape cassette. I've a pic of it from today plus two audio clips - at the bottom of this page:
UPDATE 2: I've added a second sonogram by Alvaro Jaramillo comparing the Texas Empid to Pine, Least, Willow and Alder Flycatchers - at bottom of page:
UPDATE: I've added the .mov file used by Alvaro to create the sonogram - at bottom of page:
This Empidonax Flycatcher was photographed at the Calliham Unit of Choke Canyon State Park, south Texas on January 01, 2009; first found there on December 13 by Willie Sekula; sonogram (bottom of page) created by Alvaro Jaramillo of a recording made by Sheridan Coffey:
CLICK HERE to listen to the audio clip used to create the above sonogram.
UPDATE 2: second sonogram by Alvaro Jaramillo comparing the Texas Empid to Pine, Least, Willow and Alder Flycatchers:
UPDATE 3: Pic and audio from Jan 3rd, 2009:
CLICK HERE to listen to a clip of the bird calling spontaneously this morning.
CLICK HERE to listen to a clip of the bird responding seconds after we had played Pine Flycatcher calls and a brief element of song (recorded south of Monterrey, N. Mexico) - the bird immediately flew in from more than 30 yards away to right above the iPod, looking downwards as I started this recording.
UPDATE 4: Three nice photos by Bruce Sherman from Jan 04:
UPDATE 5: Added two more photos by me from Jan 06: