This week’s photo, taken June 3, 2016 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER ordering drinks.
The male OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, known for perching high and for incessantly singing an easy to recognize song in the spring, behaved as expected when it showed up last Friday. It clung to the highest branch of the highest conifer, where it loudly sang “Quick, three beers” at a rate of several times a minute for virtually the entire 3 hours that I wandered the park that morning. Whether I was at the opposite end of the 40-acre park or down on the beach looking for seabirds, seldom did more than 10 seconds pass before I heard “Quick, three beers” from a very persistent flycatcher.
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