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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Spotted Flycatcher

Photo of Spotted Flycatcher on my car aerialI've not seen one of these little chaps in my garden for years. The Spotted Flycatcher is unfortunately endangered these days. I'm so pleased that I have seen at least two of them and they have a nest hidden away somewhere in the garden. They are great wee birds with lots of character. Well I suppose you need character if you are that wee and travel from Africa to the NE of Scotland and back every year. Amazing.

Flycatcher by name, fly catcher by nature. They find a nice perch, launch themselves from it and catch flies on the wing before returning to the perch. The smart wee chap in the photo likes to perch on the aerial of my car.

I've been trying to get a decent photo of him for ages, because he is so wee and so busy it has not been easy. Am hoping to get a good one before my visitors return to Africa for the Winter.

1 comment:

  1. That's a nice photie.
    I am going to insist that you invent a mrs polybore icon to superimpose on photos you add to your blob in future...