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Flycatcher Sunset

Posted on Aug 7, 2016

This presumed Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) was a silent companion in a more Willow-frequented location and habitat as the friendly bird watched the sunset with me on Friday. Thick, dark clouds low on the horizon ending up blocking the beauty of the setting sun, and this turned out to be the best photo of the evening. These flycatchers migrate out of our area rapidly in order to stay far away from the cold and keep feeding on those flying meals. It has a long journey remaining as the destination will ultimately be Central or South America. Good luck, buddy! Can you imagine what it will face along the way, and what those expressive eyes will see?

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Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator