Monday, 3 June 2013

Pied Flycatchers

Male Pied Flycatcher 

I took advantage of the fine weather and took a trip up to Yarner Wood on Dartmoor today to try to find Pied Flycatchers and Wood Warblers.

I was happy after finding several pairs of Pied Fly's merrily feeding away and carrying food to and fro to their nestboxes.

They took virtually no notice of me although I did come with copious amounts of camo material and scrim to break up my otherwise attractive outline!

There were 3 pairs nesting along on bit of path in almost every other box. Those without Pied Fly's had great and blue tits in residence and I also found a nesting pair of Coal tits but they were in a natural nest hole in a stump of hazel.

As for the Wood Warblers they were vocal and it was great to hear but they were high up in the canopy and I couldn't get the camera on them.

All in all a successful day!

Female Pied Flycatcher 

Male Pied Flycatcher

Male Pied Flycatcher

Male Pied Flycatcher

Female Pied Flycatcher

Male Pied Flycatcher


Adrian Davey (Dibs) said...

There were you taking great Pied Fly photos, there was I painting bloody windows. Looks like you had a good day.

swopticsphoto said...

Very nice Adrian. Number five is my favourite.

Sam and Lisa said...

Superb shots, I visit Yarner a couple of times a year.

Unknown said...

These are beautiful photos. I was wondering if I could use them for reference for a bird book I'm illustrating that's out next year? "Bird Therapy" by Joe Harkness.

I don't have any photos of Flycatchers although I have been to Yarner many times & tried.