Date: 8/24/17 1:28 pm
From: Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Another great yard bird - Olive-sided Flycatcher!!!
On Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 8:52:28 PM UTC-4, Kojo Baidoo wrote:
> Well, I've just been having an amazing day. I decided to see if I could relocate the Cerulean Warbler from this morning, and while I had no luck with that, I soon noticed a compact, fairly large flycatcher perched at the very top of a tall tree. For some reason, I assumed it was a kingbird at first, but they're quite vocal and this bird was quiet, and something just seemed very off about that I.D. I took a picture and zoomed in, and quickly noticed a very clear vest. The bird would sally out to catch flies, and that's when it became very apparent that it was larger, darker, and generally more compact than a pewee. Something that was also quite interesting was the fact that whenever it flew out, an actual pewee would chase it, and then when it returned to a perch the smaller flycatcher would follow it and perch lower, emitting distressed notes. The Olive-sided perched on the tallest branch every time it moved, as well. Two Common Nighthawks were also nice, and my FOS.
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> Two eBird rarities in one day, so amazing! Hoping and hoping that this sets the tone for the rest of the season.
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> Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38789930
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> Good Birding,
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> Kojo Baidoo
> Reisterstown, MD

Congratulations Kojo! Two exciting birds well described.
Good Birding,
Don Simonson Darnestown MD

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