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Ash-throated Flycatcher

26 records

MARC numberSpecies#LocationCountyArrival dateDeparture dateObserversReport
1993-17Ash-throated Flycatcher1Meadowbrook Park and Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, ArlingtonMiddlesex11/7/9311/13/93L. Taylor1
1998-23Ash-throated Flycatcher1Locust Lane, BarnstableBarnstable12/20/9812/26/98R. Pease, B. Nikula, J. Trimble4
2001-07Ash-throated Flycatcher1BelmontMiddlesex8/30/018/30/01M. Rines6
2001-17AAsh-throated Flycatcher1Rowley Shore, GloucesterEssex11/15/0111/15/01J. Paluzzi et al.7
2001-17BAsh-throated Flycatcher118 Revere Street, GloucesterEssex12/16/0112/22/01R. Lockwood et al.7
2003-29Ash-throated Flycatcher1Fells Reservoir, off Woodland Road, in Stoneham section of MIddlesex Fells, StonehamMiddlesex11/7/0311/16/03D. Jewell, M. Rines (dtls)9
2004-30Ash-throated Flycatcher1Halibut Point State Park, RockportEssex11/26/0412/19/04T. Burke et al.10
2005-22Ash-throated Flycatcher1World's End, HinghamPlymouth5/20/055/20/05G. d'Entremont, D. Brown10
2005-37Ash-throated Flycatcher1Parker River NWREssex11/6/0511/14/05C. Marantz*, P. Brown (ph)11
2006-57Ash-throated Flycatcher1Leonard St., AnnisquamEssex12/9/0612/19/06F. Bouchard, J. Barber (ph)12
2007-52Ash-throated Flycatcher133 Acton St., CarlisleMiddlesex11/8/0711/28/07Schaeffer, M. Iliff (details), many photos13
2011-027Ash-throated Flycatcher1Winthrop Greenway, WinthropSuffolk10/11/1110/12/11P. Peterson*, R. Schain (ph), M. Garvey (v)16
2011-075Ash-throated Flycatcher1Cuttyhunk IslandDukes10/16/1110/16/11M. Sylvia* (ph)18
2011-076Ash-throated Flycatcher1Salisbury Beach State Park, SalisburyEssex10/28/1111/4/11J. Fenton (ph), m. ob.18
2011-077Ash-throated Flycatcher1Fort Hill, EasthamBarnstable11/11/1112/30/11J. Trimble (ph) et al.17
2011-078Ash-throated Flycatcher1King Farm, South DartmouthBristol11/28/111/2/12Alice Morgan, Geoff Dennis18
2012-092Ash-throated Flycatcher1Salisbury Beach State Park, SalisburyEssex12/16/1212/22/12*B. Volkle, M. Goetchkes (ph)17
2012-146Ash-throated Flycatcher1Squaw Rock Park, SquantumNorfolk11/3/1211/5/12M. McWade*, ph. L. Waters, ph. R. Doherty, ph. M. Iliff, ph. V. Zollo, m. ob.18
2015-044Ash-throated Flycatcher1Squam Farm, NantucketNantucket11/25/1511/28/15ph. G. Andrews*20
2015-057Ash-throated Flycatcher2Ware Field/Lane's Farm, RockportEssex12/4/1512/26/15ph. S. Williams*20
2015-058Ash-throated Flycatcher1Manomet Center for Conservation Biology, ManometPlymouth12/10/151/4/16ph. B. Harrington20
2015-059Ash-throated Flycatcher1Danehy Park, CambridgeSuffolk12/28/151/6/16ph. J. Forbes20
2017-113Ash-throated Flycatcher1North Shore Community GardensEssex10/23/1710/28/17Suzanne Sullivan* (ph)22
2017-115Ash-throated Flycatcher1Drumlin Farm, LincolnMiddlesex11/26/1712/2/17Pam Sowizral* (ph.)22
2017-114Ash-throated Flycatcher1High Head, TruroBarnstable11/27/1712/3/17Sue Finnegan* (ph.)22
2017-116Ash-throated Flycatcher1Great Neck Road, WarehamPlymouth12/11/1712/11/17Nate Marchessault* (ph)22

 

Ash-throated Flycatchers are annual fall vagrants/migrants along the east coast. Massachusetts has over two dozen records, nearly all in the October to December timeframe. The Committee also has several records of multiple birds (!) from the big 2011 irruption. There is the possibility that at least 3 separate Ash-throated Flycatchers spent time on Plum Island during October of 2011.

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Photo by Ryan Schain

Separating Ash-throated from other Myiarchus (Great Crested, Dusky-capped, Brown-crested, La Sagra’s and Nutting’s Flycatchers) can present a difficult identification challenge.