Apr 23 2009
Ornate Flycatcher, Milpe, Ecuador
How often do you find the words cute and unmistakable in the same sentence with flycatcher? Bob Ridgeley combined them to capture much of what makes this bird special. My photo, unfortunately, only shows the ventral side of the bird. Add in the glowing yellow rump and rusty-based tail and you’ve got quite a cute, small, essentially unmistakable flycatcher.
That’s all I’ve got time for today! Off to teach a saltmarsh/bay ecology class to a bunch of 8th graders, then lead a birding boat cruise on the Delaware Bay and Broadkill River for the Delmarva Birding Weekend. Whew!