He's returned. He only visited for 3 days last year. It was the first time we had ever seen a bird like him in Missouri. While he was here last year I was able to snap these pictures:
I had requested if anyone knew who he was, please let me know. I went agoogling and found what I thought was him. I am sure now he is not what I called him. My best clue was he has a top knot he raises and lowers like the Phoebe does. My second clue was the wing bars. I have now found him and found out he isn't out of his territory.
He is a Great Crested Flycatcher.
It amazes me I have not crossed paths with this bird. I have been watching the birds since 1963.
It was so nice to see him on this cold May day in Missouri.
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