Species, Date, Time and Location Information
9/29/2018 11:30:00 AM
10/6/2018 3:45:00 PM
Duration (total time in view):
Walden Ponds/Sawhill Ponds Complex
Description of the Bird
On Sept. 29, I observed the bird as it very briefly perched on a short cottonwood tree on an island in Cottonwood Marsh. I was able to get a few birders onto it, but it flew off before I could get a photo and efforts to refind it were unsuccessful.
A small flycatcher with dark wings and tail, orange/red chest with white patches and a white throat. Dark mask with a bright red crest. Bird dips its tail phoebe-like often as it hunts from low perches.
Other birders reported the bird in the same area (feeding in the fields just east of the marsh) the next day, and the bird was seen for at least a week.
Similar Species Discussion
Small, bright red flycatcher is pretty much unmistakable.
I briefly got a scope on it.
I've seen many VEFL, male and female, adult and sub-adult.
Date Documentation Submitted
10/8/2018 8:28:00 PM
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