So a Fork-tailed Flycatcher showed up at Chandler Pond in Brighton yesterday or the day before. Fortunately, I had worked late one day last week and had a few extra minutes to get over there first thing today. As you’ve already seen, the bird was still present and cooperative.
It was bouncing around between several trees. I spent most of my time trying for flight shots. Unfortunately, the camera’s rather heavy and most times when I put it down for a second and started seeing who else was around were the times when the bird flew.
Note that the 3 outermost primaries have notches, making this the southern savana subspecies, which is expected.
A few more of my better shots:
Note the yellow crown patch visible in that last one.
And one very close to excellent shot:
The primaries are more visible here.
Too bad the bird didn’t move the hundred yards or so down the road to the Newton and Middlesex county line.