[Tweeters] re:VARIEGATED FLYCATCHER still present

Scott Downes downess at charter.net
Sun Sep 7 20:16:25 PDT 2008

The bird was present when I arrived this afternoon at 3:00 (nobody present when I arrived) and was still being very patient for everyone (probably over a dozen people still there when I left) at 5:30 pm. The bird allowed close looks and many photos by all. The bird from 3:00-4:00 seemed to prefer the bare branched tree near the campground area and perched out in the open. From 4:00-5:15 the bird moved over to Russian Olives and Ash Trees on the south side of the lawn still allowing close looks. I was even able to set up for digiscope photos easily. About 5:15 the bird moved back to the bare tree and was still present when I left. The bird never called while I was there, but caught quite a few insects and was actively feeding.

Great find to Mike and MerryLynn!

Scott Downes
downess at charter.net
Yakima WA

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