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Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris)

Posted on Aug 27, 2016

I have recorded several first-of-year birds for me this week that I missed during spring migration. Today’s haul included three more highlighted by this uncommon Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris) that actually let me photograph it while perched in the shade. For the species…I’ll take it! It is only August and so far the autumn migration has been a blast to see but difficult to shoot. I am still not over raising my camera, focusing, pressing the shutter and missing a Mourning Warbler on a branch in the open eight feet from me by a split second. My thanks again to this bird.

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Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator