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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Great Crested Flycatcher

Just now, early evening, a bird flew onto the deck that I was pretty sure I have never seen before. It was big- as big as a robin. It had a yellow belly. It had a crest. I immediately suspected flycatcher because of that. However, If I've seen one of these before, I don't remember it. It's not so unusual, but you may recall that I'm not a very determined bird watcher.

great crested flycatcher

Lucky me! I managed to get the camera before it left the yard. And it focused on the bird. Hooray! So that yellow breast and the gray throat, size and crest, and range, pinpoint it as the Great Crested Flycatcher, Myiarchus crinitus.

great crested flycatcher

It was looking for tasty tidbits, but decided it didn't like whatever this was. Then it flew away. But what a gift!

great crested flycatcher

In other news: temperature was perfect. I worked in the flower bed all day. More tomorrow.

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Ann said...

I've never seen one of those before. It's a pretty little thing. The first picture almost looks like it's got a worm hanging out of it's mouth because of the angle you got it from and that nail behind it.

The Furry Gnome said...

Great bird to see! Let alone get a picture of!

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