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

4 comments:

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.
Dibs

swopticsphoto said...

Very nice Adrian. Number five is my favourite.
Steve

Sam and Lisa said...

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

Bernoid 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.
Jo