Great Crested Flycatcher In Our Backyard On Cape Cod


It was very cool when I got my binoculars and saw this Great Crested Flycatcher sitting on a branch in our backyard. I kept hearing this very distinct bird call for a couple of days but didn’t know what it was and knew I hadn’t heard it before.

I ran in and got my camera while Phil watched it in the tree. When I looked it up in my bird book it said that it is often heard more often than it is seen and that it stays fairly high in the trees.

I loved the little crest of fluff on top of its head. Have you ever seen a Great Crested Flycatcher?

Stunning Rose-Breasted Grosbeak At Our Bird Bath On Cape Cod


It was just about this time last year when we had a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak hang out in our yard for a few days. We named her “Rosie.” We had never seen one here before.  I was commenting about this to Phil the other day when, not even 10 minutes later, a male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak flew up to the jelly feeder. It was amazing!

He’s been hanging about for a few days now and loves the grape jelly and the bird bath. We ‘re hoping that he is making a nest nearby. We have yet to see Rosie… maybe she’s sitting on her nest? We hope!

Gorgeous bird, don’t you think? Have you ever seen one?

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