Earlier this week a report of Olive-sided Flycatcher got me up at 3am for a drive to Reynolda. I had a full day of telecons but somehow I made it happen.
This banded Hairy WP was super noisy and I hope didn't give me away on my first teleconference of the day.
The OSFL did not show by 9am so I went over to the nearby Bethabara Historic site to see if maybe he flew over there.
Acadian Flycatchers were so thick I had to beat them back with a stick.
Again birds were calling in full force which forced me to use mute judiciously on my TCs. This Wood Thrush was turned up all the way to 11.
This flycatcher at Bethabara almost had me hanging up on my TC but turns out it was a Pewee.
Then I got a text from Jesse A that the OSFL was back at Reynolda. So I hightailed it out of there and made it to Reynolda in record time. Of course the bird was gone... However, I was patient and eventually the bird came back. Hooray!
A NC lifer!
It was worth the 7 hours of driving round trip!