I may have missed the opportunity to get those close up shots that others were able to get before they put down all the barriers/tape that were there today, but I was happy and satisfied with my looks. There were many birders in attendance and last I heard from the folks keeping numbers was that they had a tally nearing 200 people in attendance for the day. Today, I shared my views and time with Steve Walter, birder, photographer and excellent all round naturalist. Coincidentally, it so happens, that Steve was the founder of the only accepted Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Queens NY and this goes back to 6/1/2000. So, there is hope for New York, maybe this guy will show up in my backyard or at Jamaica Bay. In the meantime, I have a few photos to remind me of my life Fork-tailed Flycatcher.
|If you look closely you might see the yellow crown stripe indicating that this bird is a male.|