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Old Jul 6, 2014, 1:37 PM   #1
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Both taken this past week near Bobcaygeon, Ontario.

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Old Jul 9, 2014, 7:26 AM   #2
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I have never see one of those Flycatchers before, nice capture
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I have never see one of those Flycatchers before, nice capture
I had to do some checking myself in order to identify it. There were two of them, always at the back rail of our cottage. A nest with some young ones was up under the eaves and they were constantly catching and bringing food for them. I set up the camera on a tripod and pre-focussed on the rail where they usually paused and waited for the right moment.

This image is cropped but I am happy with the detail in the bird's feathers. I'm really loving the 55-300 DA L .

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Really nice photo of flycatcher "bringing home the bacon" to its family.

PS - There are several small species of flycatcher that are almost identical - best way to tell them apart is by the song...
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"There are several small species of flycatcher that are almost identical - best way to tell them apart is by the song..."

Thanks for the comment and the tip. I do have a website link on my laptop that lists many North American birds as well as 'song' samples. Unfortunately when we were staying at the cottage, WiFi was spotty and I was still stuck for an identification. Good to know about the song as an identifier.

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I can't see the underparts, but I will go out on a limb (along with the bird) and call this an Eastern Phoebe, since it lacks wing bars and an eye-ring, which rules out practically everything else in your part of the country.
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