Lynda, Could you further enlightend us on what a warble is and what the Cuterebra that infest it are? Sounds interesting and something that bird banders ought to know about. Those are certainly good photos of this growth....I would not have known what it was. Barbara On Jul 11, 2007, at 4:53 PM, Tom & Lynda Blair wrote: > I saw this bird this morning and realized after I downloaded the > image that > it had a Warble on the side of its' throat. I must confess this is > the first > time I have ever seen a warble on a bird. Years ago, several of the > squirrel > population on my property were infested with Cuterebra, but I > haven't seen > any in at least 15 years on squirrels, and this is a first for > seeing one on > a bird. > Here are 2 images of the Flycatcher. Sorry for the poor quality. > (Plus the > grossness factor) Warbles are the stuff of horror flicks... heh heh > http://www.pbase.com/image/82083524 > Is this fairly common? And do any of you think this is survivable, > due to > the location of the Warble? The bird was healthy and actually was > chasing > another Flycatcher around, making it difficult for me to get a > picture of > it. It was also calling, so I guess it's voice isn't affected. > Thanks.. > Lynda Blair > New Kent County > > You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply > send email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to > va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. > You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply send email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.