Ash-throated Flycatcher

Myiarchus cinerascens

ML189023531


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Brian Henderson
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eBird Checklist S61627497
stakeout Ash-throated Flycatcher, Trexler/Swallow Tail Rd., Breinigsville (2019)
Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 40.5396, -75.6444 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Comments

Low resolution direct camera upload. Will upload better quality pic.

Observation details

Continuing western vagrant flycatcher, present here for several days and viewed by many others. It wound up not being in the basin between Trexler and Swallow Tail Rds., which I was in the process of circling for a second time when John Good called me over (thanks, John). Instead, the bird was eventually seen skulkily feeding in a narrow goldenrod plot on the east side of Dart White Dr., between an active construction site (complete with steamroller) and Trexler Rd. (Another birder whose name I did not catch relocated the target bird in the goldenrod while I was searching on the other side of the road, covering an area where, 30-ish minutes earlier, John had lost sight of the flycatcher. It had evidently circled back to the goldenrod patch, where he'd first seen it.) After a few minutes of offering only occasional fleeting glimpses in the goldenrod, seemingly unprompted, the flycatcher flew south across Trexler and perched low in a sapling. It was still working its way east along the row of saplings on the south side of Trexler when I departed. The bird was never more than a few feet off the ground. Drab Myiarchus flycatcher with washed-out yellow belly, very pale gray throat with darker cap, rufous coloration on flight feathers and tail, wingbars. I did not hear it vocalize.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D500
f-stop
f/7.1
Focal length
320 mm
Shutter speed
1/500 sec
ISO
360
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
250KB
Dimensions
768 x 512

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