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Anyone know what kind of bird this is

clm
May 17th, 2008, 08:40 PM
They're little bug catchers. About the same size as a chickadee. Cute little devils, but I don't know what they are. Here's a front and a back shot of one of the little guys.

Cindy

clm
May 17th, 2008, 08:42 PM
Helps if you post the pics. :wall:

want4rain
May 17th, 2008, 08:48 PM
HAHAHA!! STILL NO PICS CLM!!!!

-ash

clm
May 17th, 2008, 08:49 PM
Finally. Files were too big. :rolleyes:

want4rain
May 17th, 2008, 08:49 PM
shoot shoot shoot...i know what that is.... im going to go get my bird book. i looked that guy up last year.

-ash

want4rain
May 17th, 2008, 08:53 PM
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&hs=uTD&resnum=0&q=yellow%20bellied%20flycatcher&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

this it??

-ash

clm
May 17th, 2008, 08:55 PM
Sure looks like it to me. Name suits too, these little guys flit around catching bugs constantly. Seem to like the neighbours buggy pussywillow trees especially.

Cindy

want4rain
May 17th, 2008, 08:56 PM
sorry, i shoudl also say it could be a few different flycatchers. im not sure the difference but physically they are all very similar. you could also look into Least Flycatcher and Alder Flycatcher to see if behaviorally there is more to it?

-ash

clm
May 17th, 2008, 08:58 PM
By looks and description, I'd have to say the yellow-bellied fly catcher. Thanks W4R!

Cindy

Chris21711
May 17th, 2008, 09:28 PM
Good shots clm :thumbs up

clm
May 17th, 2008, 09:38 PM
Good shots clm :thumbs up

Thanks, helps when they sit and pose like that for you. :laughing:

Cindy

hazelrunpack
May 17th, 2008, 09:42 PM
Was it calling at all? About the only reliable way to tell the Empidonax flycatchers apart is by the call. But then, you can always do what hazel does :D--just tell everyone it's an Empidonax...sounds impressive and no one knows to ask "Which one?" :laughing:

Chris21711
May 17th, 2008, 10:18 PM
Thanks, helps when they sit and pose like that for you. :laughing:

Cindy

You must have the magic touch, whenever I get the camera out they fly away.
Was it calling at all? About the only reliable way to tell the Empidonax flycatchers apart is by the call. But then, you can always do what hazel does :D--just tell everyone it's an Empidonax...sounds impressive and no one knows to ask "Which one?" :laughing:

I'll remember that Hazel :highfive:

glasslass
May 17th, 2008, 11:56 PM
I don't think we have those in Calif. :sad: So cute! I want some!:lovestruck:

STRAYKEEPER
May 23rd, 2008, 05:33 PM
really pretty bird though

Frenchy
May 23rd, 2008, 08:32 PM
pussywillow trees

Cindy

that's a real name for a tree ?

http://bestsmileys.com/lol/4.gif

clm
May 23rd, 2008, 09:28 PM
Yes, pussywillows are real trees. :laughing:

Cindy

chico2
May 25th, 2008, 07:14 AM
clm,what a cute little bird,we have little olive/yellow birds flying in and out of the hedge,no way could I get a pic:yell:
Your new camera takes just great pics:thumbs up

Frenchy you are sooo bad:evil:I have to ask hubby what Pussywillow is in French:laughing: