poor picture - but pale yellow belly and rufous-tail was clear. Black bill, gray-brown upper parts and pale gray throat/breast.
San Diego County, California, US
Higher, brighter yellow breast and brownish crest area suggests Great Crested, though the book says this would be a rare sighting. Or, it is an Ash-throated and not quite as exciting.
The Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) is a passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family. It breeds in desert scrub, riparian forest, brushy pastures and open woodland from the western United States to central Mexico. It is a short-distance migrant, retreating from most of the U.S. and northern and central Mexico, spending the winter from southern Mexico to Honduras. This bird is also prone to wander, with single birds often seen outside its normal breeding range as...