This afternoon I saw something new – a bird I did not easily id – hopping around in a neighbouring tree. He was delightful to watch – twisting his head around watching little bugs fly by. After getting some ID help from a friend I discovered it was a life lister for me! So excited! Flycatchers are difficult to distinguish from each other!
Hark! The Herald Olive-Sided Flycatcher sings!
On top of the pine tree – against the sun – making for a difficult photograph – but a Life Lister none the less! I saw this rather large bird flying about the tops of the trees – but since I was watching it and squinting against the sun, I was having trouble identifying him by silhouette alone. I heard the song ‘quick three beers’ and then managed to snap him from a distance when he perched on the pine. I had to go inside and look through my books for a positive ID and then confirmed he was indeed an Olive-Sided Flycatcher – a first ever for me – yippee! 😀
This is the first time I’ve ever seen this bird – and it thrills me that he was right outside my backyard! #birdnerd