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Flycatcher?

Observed: 2nd June 2012 By: Jeff RothwellJeff Rothwell’s reputation in BirdsJeff Rothwell’s reputation in BirdsJeff Rothwell’s reputation in BirdsJeff Rothwell’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

This bird was sitting still on the branch and then suddenly flew up in the air to catch an insect before returning to the branch.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Fenwickfield's picture

Certainly is

This is the only bird that I am able to identify with confidence as I have had a pair coming to nest for the past three years and this year they have chosen one of the open boxes I made.They are classed as in danger in the new B.T.O book.mine are sitting on eggs now and they are amazing to watch when catching there prey.

Fenwickfield

Jeff Rothwell's picture

Flycatcher

Thanks Sheila, I also have difficulty differentiating many birds and I really wasn't sure about this one. I am delighted to have it confirmed - not least because I have not seen one before but also because the picture wasn't very good because of the distance and the bright back lighting.