Great Crested Flycatcher photos

a great crested flycatcher was in my backyard, so I took some photos.

least flycatcher nest failed:baby fell out if the nest.sad):

bluebirds

I want food

food please!!

Male bluebird is watching me protecting his chicks

mama & her chicks

i want to put a photo on nest watch to share it

Great Crested Flycatcher

This Great Crested Flycatcher flew into my yard, and perched less than 8 feet from where I was sitting. I was sitting outside on my deck my camera, as the Pileated Woodpeckers and their young were foraging along the perimeter of my yard. This is the first time I’ve ever had this species come this close to the house. I hear the bird calling several times a day, but it has never flown into my yard and sat on a relatively low exposed perch. It made my whole day!

What type of flycatcher is this?

I am thinking that this is a west-slope flycatcher.

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.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology