It’s a Lifer! Olive-Sided Flycatcher

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

Olive-Sided Flycatcher
Olive-Sided Flycatcher