In reply to gaynorsl:
We only get them in Winter, they are lovely little things & good to see them this year.
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In reply to Noisette:
It's long past time I posted on here. We've had Pied Flycatchers coming through in the last couple of days. On Friday they took advantage of the moths in the grass after a moth trap. This morning they were perched in the fruit trees & dropping onto the grass to eat whatever was there. I managed to get a few shots in a couple of sessions where they were near to the house,
I managed to get a side view in this shot, but it was further away
back in the old tree, but there are always twigs in the way
& another side shot
& finally out in the open
They come through every year at this time, but we don't always get such lovely views.
lovely little bird H but not one I've knowingly seen in the wild ... good idea to use moths as a lure, birds here fly into shed to pinch mine off the sheet, always know cos they leave calling cards! Lol
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In reply to WendyBartter:
WendyBartter said:good idea to use moths as a lure
I had the Wagtails raising their families on what they found in the grass the morning after moth traps! They got most put out if I didn't have one for a few days.
How could you neglect them so H! Lol
Cute little birds. Do you get the smart looking males coming through as well?
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In reply to TeeJay:
Funnily enough we were commenting on that TJ, today they were all (at least 5 & probably 8 or 9 birds) Ist year or females, males rarely seen by us. Maybe they are more shy?
Aren't they harder to differentiate on Late Summer/Autumn migration? I don't know but am guessing they moult before leaving Uk and other northern breeding areas.
In reply to Robbo:
Yes that's true Robbo, but I thought you would pick up the wider wing bars & white patch above the beak, but maybe they are all part of the nuptial colours.
Got to admit that I don't know the answer to that, Noisette. I've never been away anywhere overseas in the Autumn. Higher priorities for my holiday allocations. Maybe when I retire.....
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