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Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus)

Posted on Sep 2, 2016

I love the Least Flycatcher’s scientific name (Empidonax minimus) as it is so very easy to understand. The tiniest of the empidonax flycatchers has a bold eye ring, and any yellow or green you seen on the feathers of this bird was a reflection of today’s warm morning light off the surrounding foliage.

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This was one of many cool migrants I enjoyed early this Friday, and the kind bird posed so well for me during an otherwise frustrating photography day. I wish you a wonderful Labor Day weekend of heading outdoors to see what you can find. It will also be a weekend of seeing what is happening with Tropical Storm and soon to be possibly Hurricane Hermine impacting large swaths of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast along with all of our wildlife on the move. Stay safe and keep an eye to the sky – for many reasons.

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator