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Old 08-12-2012, 07:52 AM   #11
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I might just have to sit outside all day in the lounge chair today (82 degrees and clear, woohoo!) and watch for it. Ah the sacrifices I make for science!

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Hey, great that it has cooled off for you. Good luck.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:47 AM   #12
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What about a flycatcher of sorts? It could be an Eastern phoebe, Eastern wood-pewee, least flycatcher, Acadian flycatcher, or possibly a great crested flycatcher although you said no crest on that one.
Flycatchers in general are drab olive colored, and some are stocky-ish and almost the size of robins. The smaller ones are very hard to ID by sight though. My guess would be phoebe.
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disuhan, phoebe looks pretty close! I'll need to see it again to be sure. It definitely is a solitary bird, drab olive brown. Thanks!
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Look for behavioral clues for the phoebe also - tail bobbing, and they often return to the same perch after small circular flights chasing bugs.
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