Tuesday, August 21, 2007

August 21 - Birding at home

When I arrived home from work today I was surprised to see an Olive-sided Flycatcher.
The bird was in the dead top of this Cherry tree in my yard. The same tree that I have been looking at for a few years now hoping for any kind of flycatcher to show up. Usually it is a Flicker or Red-Bellied Woodpecker.

But today I was finally rewarded. I watched the bird sally-out and snag a few insects that it munched on during the 5-minutes that I was able to enjoy this visit.

A new Yard-bird, and the first I've seen in New Jersey this calendar year.