Yellow-bellied Flycatcher – Weekend Highlights

With great weather over the weekend I spent a lot of time in the field looking for migrants. Besides spending several hours watching the Buff-breasted Sandpipers, I visited several other local sites. It will be easier to show the photos and give a dialog about each one.

YBFL (1) Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

After getting up and out early both Saturday and Sunday, I didn’t get out until 10 AM Labor Day. I still came across one wave of migrants at Franklin Township Community Park which included 3 warbler species and this Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. The photo doesn’t do it justice as it was the yellowest one I have ever seen. 9/5/16

YBFL (1)

I have tried to crop and enlarge but it still doesn’t bring out its colors.

OSPR (6)

Even at this distance and with the poor photo quality, the size and droopy wing shape of an Osprey is distinct. Look right and up from the boat’s mast. Rick’s Cafe Boatyard 9/3/16

OSPR (12)

One of the two Osprey flies on the far side of Eagle Creek Reservoir.

RTHA (4)

The local Red-tailed Hawk circles overhead at Franklin Township Community Park. 9/5/16

TEWA (2)

Friday afternoon I walked the perimeter of Southeastway Park hoping I would come across a group of migrants. This Tennessee Warbler was the only one. 9/2/16

WOTH (1)

Saturday morning at Southwestway Park I heard a popping in the bush. A Wood Thrush was working its way along the ground and hopping up on twigs. 9/3/16

WOTH (6)

It finally got up a little higher to give me a look.

CHSP (24)

A young Chipping Sparrow with its breast striping through me off for a moment. Not use to Chipping Sparrows with stripes… Southeastway Park 9/2/16

BEKI (2)

A Belted Kingfisher was working the pond looking for lunch. It flew back and forth with its rattling call. Greenwood Retaining Ponds 9/3/16

BLIMP (1)

I couldn’t find this species in my field guides. It flew real slow and was heading south. Franklin Township Community Park 9/5/16

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