Tropical Kingbird at The Great Park - 9 DEC

Jeff Bray

Late this afternoon (4:30p), there was a TROPICAL KINGBIRD at The Great Park in Irvine. It was feeding and vocalizing around the Reflecting Ponds with 4-5 other Cassin's Kingbirds, an adult male Vermilion Flycatcher, two Black Phoebes and a Say's Phoebe. I only saw it for about 5 minutes before it flew off to the field to the southwest. Not sure if this is a returning bird from 2 years ago, but seems to be behaving the same way...

Location (GPS: 33.673263, -117.749555):

A few photos on the eBird list below:


Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA