BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

FLYCATCHER

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Flycatcher

I took this photograph last summer at the edge of the river. The bird kept flying in and out of the light but I kept my eye on it and this is the result. I love spotting a new bird and hope to see more of this variety over the course of the summer as flycatchers breed here in the warmer months before they migrate south.

23 thoughts on “FLYCATCHER

  1. Awesome close-up! This one is a bit tough, I was first leaning more to a flycatcher because of the distant wing bars but it does lack the yellow in the bill; so I think it’s an Eastern Phoebe also. Anyhoo, (s)he’s a beauty!

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  2. great photo, I would love to see one here one time …

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  3. Great photo of the flycatcher, Belinda. I adore watching birds off our back deck and have identified over 57 different species as of today since 1-1/2 years ago. Still have a lot of small ones to identify.

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  4. The detail and clarity are amazing for such a challenging light situation! Well done on this beauty Belinda!

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  5. Wonderful capture, Belinda. What a pretty bird.

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  6. Such an elegant little bird. You got a wonderful shot!

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  7. It sure looks like the eastern phoebe images I’ve been able to find on the Internet. Beautiful shot, Belinda. The little hairs (feathers) by its beak are so clear and exact. Well done, especially after having to chase it around with your eyes.

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  8. Worth waiting, great shot.

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  9. It is lacking the pale bill of the Willow, so my bet is with E. Phoebe as well. He’s a beaut! Patience is required with photographing Empidonax and Sayornis. They fly around a lot, difficult to shoot, but usually alight on the same limb and seem to pose (like this guy!) as they rest. It’s a watch and wait game. But fun.

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  10. I really like Flycatchers! Very nice photo!

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  11. Is it a Willow Flycatcher?

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