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FWIW I was in the exact same location of the Children's Garden as Ken but earlier this morning and later confirmed with him the field marks of the bird I saw around 8:30 on a branch right above the pond at the John Muir Nature Trail and they are consistent with a pac-slope flycatcher. I stayed in the garden a bit longer and scanned again the same trees around 11 but couldn't find it again.
Does original poster's description not match up with what you saw in the field?
Western Wood pewee doesn't typically arrive until mid April at the earliest , main pulse of migrants passing late April through May. They also don't exhibit any sort of "eye ring"
Description and timing are fine for a Western Flycatcher, albeit slightly earlier than the usual 3/20-3/25 range in recent years.
Let us all know, please.
Maybe WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE? Not sure...
On Friday, March 13, 2020, 2:58 PM, Ken Moy <ken.moy62@...> wrote:
Seen this morning around 10:30 for over 5 minutes: upright posture, orange yellow lower mandible and eyering extended past back of eye. Did not vocalize. It was above Muir Pond along with orange crowned and yellow-rumped warblers, pine siskins and ruby-crowned kinglets. Sighted calling Hutton's vireo on path to the pond for the flycatcher/kinglet/vireo trifecta.