Olive-sided Flycatcher

Yesterday, while walking the dogs at L. Kirk Edwards WEA I spotted a flycatcher perched in a dead tree. As it flew away from me, to catch a fly, I noticed it had bright white patches on the side of its rump. It landed back in the tree, ate the fly, and sat for a minute before catching another fly. I started to believe I had found an Olive-sided Flycatcher! My initial id was confirmed after consulting a few references in the car and later at home. The only ones I had seen before were in and around Baxter State Park in Maine. I didn’t have my camera, which annoyed me as I rarely go anywhere without it but here’s a picture of one of the ones we spotted along the Huber Logging Road near Millinocket in Maine.

flycatcher


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