The flycatcher is behaving much the same way it did last year. It called infrequently and was difficult to pin down, but once I located it foraging next to the road, it gave me some great looks. Photos and sound recordings below from this morning.
|Eating a mantid. Check out the cinnamon secondaries!|
|Short, stout bill, bright yellow belly, cinnamon secondaries, and a greenish back are all good field marks.|
The Bill Williams River NWR is about halfway between Parker and Lake Havasu City. You can get to the flycatcher from Highway 95. Take Planet Ranch Rd east from the highway (between the refuge headquarters and the Bill Williams bridge) and drive to mile marker 2, where cliffs rise on the east side of the road and riparian vegetation borders the left side. Also check out the map.