As far north that you are not too far out of range amer.bird conservancy guide show all fly catchers all on opposing pages its only fly cat .faint eye ring i vote alder
Is this a female Lazuli Bunting? Spotted it today off of Stagecoach road off of Dufort Road in Bonner County.
On June 7th I spotted this bird at Kootenai Wildlife Refuge auto tour route. When I got home I listened to the calls on ibird pro and deduced it to be an Alder Flycatcher but it is not listed as being in the area. I went back up today to get a sound recording and briefly may have seen the bird but no call before it flew. KWR was very busy and windy so gave up the search. Can anyone help me with what it is.
I’m thinking the birds you saw were Cassia Crossbills. They were recognized as a different species in 2017 and only reside near the area that you found them. They’re similar to the Red Crossbill except the Cassias are thicker-billed.
Thêse were both taken diamondfield jacks saw tooth NF cassia. county