This is one of my “comfort birds”. Once the Pacific Coast Flycatcher and the Cordilleran Flycatcher were considered one species. They form two distinct populations in the west.
When I was living in the mountains just out side of Boulder, Colorado, each year I had a pair of “Western Flycatchers” nest under my deck. I would be greeted in the morning with a sharp seeet call from outside my window.
Time moves on and the species are split and I no longer live in my happy place.