mrscolumbo

by roma
(buena patk, ca)

i live in the greater los angeles area. i noticed a strange bird sitting on my neighbors antenna. i know almost all birds around here. this bird took off, made a quick circle and landed back again. after doing this 4 to 5 times i realized it was eating honeybees. it appears to be the size of a mockingbird or slightly larger with a bill similar to a mockingbitd. it,s breast appearsto be a greenish yellow, back of wings is brown or olive green, head seems dark, perhaps a white stripe near eyes.

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May 17, 2017
update mrs columbo
by: roma

thank you brook. i,ve looked in my field guide of western birds and all the photos of flycatchers were nesting. but, it did have a very short tail and it,s total underside was that greenish yellow, haven,t seen it again but i think it was a migrating
pacific slope flycatcher. thanks for the right direction.

Apr 30, 2017
mrscolumbo
by: Brook

Well, No one has come forward so I will give it a try. Without seeing a picture, I'm thinking it could possible be an Olive-sided fly catcher. Here is a link to one of the most reputable birding sites to help wth your ID:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Olive-sided_Flycatcher/id

these are google pics of the Olive-sided flycatcher:

https://www.google.com/search?q=pcitures+of+olive+sided+flycatcher
I hope this helps but if it doesn't you should have an Audubon Society nearby that could help you out. Give them a call.

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