Got up early this sunday morning and drove out to the flycatcher spot off 104th and parking lot, only one other photog there when i arrived around 7:15am or so.
We were joined by a few more birders and photogs but not as many as i expected on a sunday morning.
Russ & Ilya came by and helped look for the bird, and it was cool to meet up with two of my birding idols again.
The bird wasn't found until after 8am by a bearded sharp-eyed older photog type (who's name i didn't get) and then we finally had it in our sights for a while.
Best looks were when it flew from the main tree to some bushes to the left and i was able to separate it from the BG a bit more than when it's in the tree.
The reddish cast is from a BG building, and i quite like the effect.
once i got these shots, i knew i could go home happy.
i've seen a lot of great shots of it with dragonfly, but has anyone else gotten it with feather?
there's been some talk about it possibly eating berries, we saw it do so a couple of times but i did see it regurgitate one later and let it fall, this was after it ate a dragonfly.