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Old Apr 28, 2013, 11:54 AM   #1
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Default A heart-warming story of two flycatchers

Yesterday I noticed this lovely little flycatcher had taken perch on a tree next to my shed

Flycatcher in Tree by ramcewan, on Flickr

Flycatcher in Tree 3 by ramcewan, on Flickr

It being spring and mating season plus nest finding time I thought nothing of it. We had just gotten back from vacation and a pair of cardinals had moved into a tree on the other side while we were away. The male loudly proclaims his territory every morning. This flycatcher maybe was doing the same on his side of the shed.

This morning I noticed the little fly catcher again taking a perch in the same place;

Flycatcher in Tree 2 by ramcewan, on Flickr

and also checking out the window boxes on the side of the shed

Flycatcher on shed by ramcewan, on Flickr

I thought to myself, hmm maybe I go sit inside the shed with the window open and use it as a blind to get closer up.

I did not expect to find inside the reason for the flycatchers persistence

Flycatcher in the shed by ramcewan, on Flickr

It appears that his mate was stuck inside yesterday morning when the shed door got left open for some time. I opened the doors wide and after a few attempts she made her way out to her waiting mate.

So hopefully that warmed your heart as it did mine you have my permission to cry just don't blame me if your keyboard is ruined
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 3:29 PM   #2
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Ya gotta love animals. They're a lot smarter than we sometimes give them credit for. Nice story.
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Old Apr 30, 2013, 11:24 AM   #3
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Great story and shots. I'm just glad you pay attention to your surroundings enough to spot this. Must keep the little guys together this time of year.

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