Thursday, 28 April 2011

Beautiful Birds (24): Pied Flycatchers

Last weekend ...

We noticed a flash of black and white ...

... as a male Pied Flycatcher appeared in a favoured nesting spot.

He flitted from tree to tree ...

... and it wasn't long before we saw the female.
The two were preparing to mate, with much flapping of wings in a kind of air dance. They were too quick for us to catch on camera, but it was a joy to behold. 

3 comments:

Adam Tilt said...

Great find Caroline. I've yet to see any Flycatchers this year so it's good to see that they are starting to arrive back.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I've never seen a pied flycatcher...

Jeremy said...

Lovely photos, Caroline. I haven't seen any Pied Flycatchers since I moved to Swansea, and that is a few years back now! Where did you see them?