Your apology is appreciated. However, we are NOT all experts; some
members just novices, and in my humble opinion, they are just as
welcome here. There is much to be learned on this list, and I am
grateful for that opportunity.
I have actually stopped posting at times for the just the reason set
> [off list]
> Thank you.
> It's beyond me why people don't look up their state checklists before
> reporting something whose return dates they're unfamiliar with. If I
> had a dime for all the people who confidently report seeing a
> Broad-winged hawk in midwinter....
> (Shoreham VT)
> On 3/18/2012 8:34 PM, Will Raup wrote:
>> I'd bet against an Alder Flycatcher. They are still mostly in South
>> America, if not starting to make their way into Central America.
>> Remember, Neo-tropical migrants don't care how warm it is in March in
>> Vermont or New York, they will return when they are supposed to,
>> about 6 weeks from now. They only flycatcher that should be around
>> right now is Eastern Phoebe, which does have an alternate song that
>> can sound similar to an Alder Flycatcher.
>> Will Raup Albany, NY