I first noticed the bird in the photo as it stood on the ground chasing insects in front of the Bungee Jump (Take Off). It is, as it says in the photo’s caption, a great-crested flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus). After the bird presumably caught and consumed the insect, or insects, it was chasing it flew up to one of the tell-tale poles that are everywhere in Catch the Wind and proceeded to preen, allowing many opportunities for photography. Here’s just a handful of images.
These flycatchers are common on our area. It’s one of four similarly plumaged and sized flycatchers in North America, but it’s the only one regularly seen, and certainly nesting, in the east. I hear them just about everywhere I go during late spring and summer. They’re large flycatchers and not shy about vocalizing.