Date: 10/9/17 2:55 pm From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Fort Fisher, NC, kingbird(s)
Several birders replied only to me that they agree with me on my second call that Jamie's bird is an Eastern Kingbird, owing to a bill that is normal-looking and not overly thick or long.
Sorry that I jumped the gun on my first posting, supporting Gray Kingbird. After a second look, and after Jelmer's photos of Eastern, it became more clear to me that Jamie may have photographed the same individual.
Eastern Kingbird is still notable on Oct.7-9, and that is why it is flagged by eBird as a rare species (i.e., a write-in).