Tuesday, June 17, 2014

What Is It?




An unfamiliar bird was on our deck yesterday, just on time for Wild Bird Wednesday.  





It spread out its feathers and wriggled around as if it were taking a dust bath.

(I haven't dusted out there for a while, but it can't be that bad!)





Cooling off, I suppose?




It was even kind enough to pivot all the way around, 

so my birding friends wouldn't have any trouble identifying it.




Can you help us out?



Linking with (you guessed it)


Well, you weighed in, and it's unanimous; the bird is a Great Crested Flycatcher.
Thank you all so much!





29 comments:

Gary Phillips said...

Sorry, but he/she's a handsome one. Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Cute little bird.

Ela said...

Such a beautiful little bird :)

eileeninmd said...

I want to say it is the Great crested Flycatcher but I could be wrong.. Cute shots and a nice bird. Have a happy week!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous photos! I believe it's a Great Crested Flycatcher.

Deanna said...

Great shots of the unknown bird. Sorry, can't help with the naming of it, but I am sure someone will know.

TexWisGirl said...

i'd say great crested flycatcher, yes. :)

Stephanie said...

Lovely capture of the bird.

Esther Joy said...

Glad to find out with you what it is. It looks like a cousin to the Phoebe which is a flycatcher, too.

thewovenspoke said...

Beautiful shots, I think it is a flycatcher of some kind.

Karen said...

It sure is sweet, and you got great shots!

Felicia said...

Sounds like you got an identification Connie. Even though I couldn't tell yo what it was. It is beautiful and wonderfully captured.

ladyfi said...

What a pretty bird! (Have no idea on what it could be though. Sorry.)

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi now wasn't it considerate of this bird to give you a wonderful photos shoot opportunity. certainly looks like a bird in the Flycatcher family.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I was going with sparrow until I saw the yellow belly- great capture and how cute!

janiceadcock said...

Darling little bird and wonderful shots!

Christian Weiß said...

Pretty birds and stunning photos, he takes a sunbath.

Marie said...

Wonderful little bird! I'm so glad you were able to get so many great photos! Isn't it fantastic that all these knowledgeable birders are willing to help when we need an ID. They are so great!

bailey-road.com said...

Such a cute little bird!

Lisa Gordon said...

I don't know what type of bird he is,but he sure is precious, and you got some wonderful images of him, Connie.

Happy day to you. :-)

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Everyone is correct. He is a great crested flycatcher. Beautiful shots of him!

Misty DawnS said...

It's beautiful

marciento said...

I warmly greet you and invite you to watch a new photo album on my blog. Have a nice weekend!

Sikora Modraszka said...

Your blog is amazing.Photos are very great.

Mary Cromer said...

Great Crested Flycatcher Connie. I just had our first visitor in a few years this past month. They are so pretty and I did not get as nice a photo shares for later as you got here...wonderful, as always!
I am letting everyone know, as some have sent messages... I'll be back next week. Having some difficulty adjusting to new medication and old ones, but will in time~

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Connie,
Very nice shots!! So cute these little birds.
Shot 3 and 5 are really fantastic!!

Best regards,
Marco

Jennifer Richardson said...

I don't know his name, so handsome
and bold, but I love the way your eyes found and celebrated him:) Such handsome feathers:)
Hope you're summering well, Connie; thanks for sharing the beauty of your living,
Jennifer

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Connie As many bloggers are having problems with not receiving others post in their dashboard, I Hope you will enjoy my slide show yesterday of Rowallane Gardens and the video today. Birding For Pleasure Thanks for your comments on Saturday.

ladyfi said...

What wonderful shots.