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Least Flycatchers have always avoided me for some reason. I've heard so many of them, and only got brief views and never pics before. The ones I found today were being just as annoying, but at least they popped out in the open (albeit in bad lighting) for a few seconds after chasing them around for almost half an hour.

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Greater Pewee...

I was birding some high mountains in the far south of Arizona years ago.  All was very quiet except for the warm wind in the tops of the trees making them sound as if they were a slow flowing river.  Looking down on the trail I walked I could see bare footprints of immigrants working their way from the south to some place they were dreaming about.  I began thinking about Cochise and the last bit of land he occupied when, for the first time in my life I heard the haunting song of the Greater Pewee. https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/greater-pewee   listen to their dawn call.  This was a life experience I'll never forget. 

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Russell Burgess Coastal Preserve, Horry County, northeastern coastal SC.  22 July 23.

I was aiming for the Willet and didn't even see the photo lifer Whimbrel until I was checking the photos.  This is only my second sighting of this species.  When I was tagging the photo, I was surprised to see a 'Whimbrel' tag didn't already exist.  I checked my library and Macaulay and sure enough, I had no photos of one.

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I got my Alder Flycatcher lifer from audio yesterday.  Today, I was able to get a few photos.  Nothing good at all, but from this bird's fidgety behavior, I knew I wouldn't have time to ensure proper focus, so I just fired away to get the ID shots.  Good thing I was in a rush, as the bird jumped away after my first burst, and I see that the other birder with me who stuck around a little while longer never got any photos.

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