Another yard another Olive-sided Flycatcher. As I stepped out on to the back deck to grill up some lunch, I looked over the house and noticed a flycatcher at the top of an oak in the front yard. Initially I suspected a Kingbird as it chased insects then returned to the same perch. I reached back into the house and grabbed a pair of binoculars and realized I had myself a new bird (#105) for the yardlist. It is only the second Olive-sided Flycatcher that I've ever found (or did it find me). The first was at my old house when I noticed one on the back wire as I walked through the dining room. http://mostlybirdsbutnotalways.blogspot.com/2013/08/new-yard-bird-without-even-trying.html
The one at the old house only stayed a few minutes but yesterday's bird was much more cooperative. It actively hunted down bees (or wasps) and other bugs for about an hour.
|The dropping of the gloves.|
|Looks like this just went from a hockey fight to a baseball fight, with no blows landed.|
|Back to their respective benches.|