A long overdue visit to the Goyt Valley turned out to be very fruitful, with almost all my target birds safely ticked off. I thought it was going to be a disappointing trip when after an hour or so all I had was Canada Goose and Great Crested Grebe. I was grateful to bump into a fellow birder who kindly put me onto a male Pied Flycatcher. I didn't see any last year, but I ended up see two males today, with a third bird also noted.
Typically though, it was a grey afternoon, and the birds were content to hide behind branches and leaves and out of range for any good shots.
Seeing them more than made up for it though.
Pretty bird! One I've never heard of, or will ever see.ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up!
This is an interesting species Adam. It's one that I hardly ever see on migration, coming or going. Why not?ReplyDelete
Never seen one before.ReplyDelete
Splendid birds! Used to head down to Devon to see them.ReplyDelete
Long time, no visit! Hope all is well with you.
Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
How wonderful you had such a fruitful trip! Glad you saw the pied flycatcher. Awesome photos!ReplyDelete
Never of heard of it but it's very nice looking.ReplyDelete
That's so wonderful! I have never heard of one before and glad to see it in your post!ReplyDelete
Greetings from Sydney and have a great week ahead
Love the little chickadee!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/04/saints-among-us-then-and-now.html
Beautiful photos despite the weather!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing.
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel
I wish I could identify more birds based on their calls. - MargyReplyDelete
Thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog. I really enjoy to come here and relax and see your photos of your birds and your area. Great shots of the Flycatcher, they are hard to get!ReplyDelete
how nice! I have been looking for them but no luck so far. Hope tehy will come soon.ReplyDelete
A very pretty little bird!ReplyDelete
Cute little guy!ReplyDelete
Pretty shots from your "grey day."ReplyDelete
What a cute bird and nice photos even on a gray day..MichelleReplyDelete