Sunday, 23 May 2010

Spotted flycatcher in the garden

The hottest day of the year so far, has brought a welcome summer visitor to our garden today - from dawn to dusk we've had a Spotted Flycatcher flying from TV aerial to Oak tree canopy and then to the back garden Poplar (all high vantage points). As I've mentioned in postings before, this once common summer visitor is now scarce, so to see one back in the garden after a couple of years absence is great news. If it was to pair and breed, its biggest obstacle to success may well be the garden squirrels who easily raid eggs and young. My photographs are distant, as the bird always stayed high -up or at least roof top level. With luck it'll stay with us a little longer.

Top picture taken during morning, flycatcher in Oak canopy pics taken during the evening

1 comment:

Clare Gillatt said...

Briliant - we had 3 in the park yesterday too