Baby Pacific Flycatchers

Three babies finally there, and their mama just before.

Mama Flycatcher

This Mama is busy flying back and forth feeding her three babies who are nesting on my porch light. She always pauses on this decorative hanging before heading into the nest.

Front Porch Pacific-slope Flycatcher Nest

A Pacific-slope Flycatcher nest was discovered sitting on the light fixture in our front porch. The brooding female seemed oblivious to people and dog traffic through the front door, dog barking, doorbells ringing and sewer replacement noise behind our back yard. Three eggs were laid, three hatched and three grew almost to fledging with the continual feeding from both male and female birds. Unfortunately, the nestlings left the nest before being close to fledging, we think because of a large mite infestation that developed in the final few days of the nesting attempt.

Pacific slope flycatcher.

Nest spotted on daily walk along gravel road traveled by residents.

Pacific-slope Flycatcher at nest

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology