Date: 9/27/18 7:54 pm From: Jay Hutchins <jay1125...> Subject: [cobirds] Flycatcher Help Please-Longmont
Had a couple of migrants come through the yard this evening, a Wilson's and.... a flycatcher. Wish I could blame my lack of ID skills on worn, late season birds but I'll readily admit that smaller flycatchers are tough for me on a good day.
Location: Suburban back yard in Longmont.
Behavior: Moving from branch to branch, did not see it going up or out and back to the same point to catch bugs. Slow, irregular tail flicks that seemed to go upwards. Also seen at lunch time in a small pine tree very low to the ground. No sounds heard.
ID Notes: Was thinking maybe a Hammonds, but bill appears to be longer than all the pics I've looked at. Other thought was a Cordilleran, but eye ring in photos appears to be fairly uniform and without the slight tear drop, and while the head has a slight ragged crest, seems to be subdued.
I appreciate any and all suggestions! Photo's aren't the best, light was low and I cropped them a bit as well.