klemannlee: Great Crested Flycatcher


Great Crested Flycatcher

Reposted from http://lies.tumblr.com/post/170363510436.

Tags: birds, :-), yay!, it looked just like this, gcfl, saw this one at seaside gardens last fall, where it was an excitement-inducing rarity, I found this post in my drafts from months ago, where it retained the original ID the OP had given it, of Western Kingbird, and I'd started to draft a question about that, b/c it looked more like Ash-Throated Flycatcher to me, though also not quite right for that, and I wanted to get to my big Sibley and check, but it sat in my drafts and I forgot about it, and buried it in many layers of later drafts, until just now, when i dug back through, and found it, and said oh yeah, i need to check my field guide on that, but on clicking through I saw that klemannlee had already fixed it, i don't know why correctly identifying birds should give me such a feeling of satisfaction, it's all arbitrary anyway when you get right down to it, it's just a name, it is what it is regardless, but it's how i am, and have been since I can remember.

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