click photo to enlargeOctober 14, 2011
I am not going to go into the painful details of the last few days about finding and observing Willow/Alder (Wilder) except to say that I have now seen several of them and another empid I believe was an Acadian! I only got a quick view of a yellowish breast and belly and yellowish eye-rings. I will also mention that I was surprised at how easy it is to see the Wilders. After the first sighting I thought I would be very lucky to find it again. Now I have seen mulitple birds multiple times.
In the reeds at the side of the road to the loop, a Wilder sits on a low clump of dead stalks. He looks at me and smiles, silently.
I get back to Pergrine and download the video. I listen and listen and go online and listen to the taped call posted there, and back to mine. I can't tell. I think it's an Alder, but I can't list it. I opened a youtube account and posted the video on Bird Forum hoping someone would be able to name the call. That was hours ago and I haven't got a response.
It's late. I'm going to bed. Here is a link to the video. If anybody reading can ID this, please leave a comment.