A third visit to the vacant lot in Queens with the lingering vagrant Ash-throated Flycatcher was the charm on Sunday.  Thanks to Danny and Alan for calling and offering me a ride over and to Daisy for letting me out of the house again (though I was home within an hour).  This time it wasn’t even difficult to find the elusive-to-me flycatcher, as the bird was being watched on the side of Cohancy St even as we pulled up in the car.  It was a joy to watch and digiscope and reminded me that birds are a bit more enjoyable when one has to work for them.

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.