Thanks to George Gove and Judy Gordon for passing along this report.
Barbara Volkle Northborough, MA barb620theworld.com
Tue, 29 Oct 2019 18:50:56 -0400 <gwgove...> Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Judy and drove to Hadley with some trepidation because it was misting here. The weather out there was high clouds, no mist, and warm. We got to the stakeout site about 1 p.m., parked in the little lot, and walked down the path to the river and then took the sharp left into the area where the bird had been seen previously. After scrambling over several downed trees, we saw three other people ahead of us looking into the trees. When we reached the three gentlemen, they said they had heard the Pacific-slope Flycatcher. Almost immediately, Judy heard it and pointed to the area from where the call was coming. We looked up into the area and saw the bird about 8 meters up in front of a V in the tree made by two large trunks. This was at about 1:45 p.m. and was in the direction of Rt 47 from the path but not far from the path.
The bird sat there for 5 to 10 minutes calling and turning. All five of us got fantastic looks and some of us got great photos.
Eventually the bird flew off into the trees but it could still be heard calling.