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Fledgling Flycatcher

Posted on Aug 9, 2016

While some Willow Flycatchers (Empidonax traillii) are on the way south, like the bird I posted from last Friday evening, others are still finishing up raising the next generation. I photographed this cute family moment this past weekend while they kept their distance from me – please ignore the annoying branches obscuring the scene. I was happy enough to see that they had not fallen victim to a Brown-headed Cowbird. Good thing there are enough caterpillars to go around…any for me?

Willow Flycatcher fledgling-1167

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator