Great Crested Flycatcher In Our Yard On Cape Cod.


I’ve heard the Great Crested Flycatcher’s distinctive call in our yard quite a bit lately, so I know he is around. Its call is a nasally-sounding series of “wheep” whistles. And then… he landed on our bird feeder. I quickly got my camera and got a photograph from my living room. It’s the only one I got, before he flew away.

The Great Crested Flycatcher, who catches insects,  has a gray breast and throat and a yellow belly. His bill is heavy and black. They are most often found breeding in deciduous forests and at edges of clearings and mixed woodlands, which is probably why he likes our yard.

Have you ever heard his call? Beautiful bird, don’t you think?

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