Eastern Pewee, a flycatcher

Finally, a eastern wood pewee cooperates for pictures. That is between flights out to capture flying insects. Not to mention the drab bird landing each time in bare branches of the pine tree, where most is shadowed. These pictures were taken from the picture window in my computer room. The pair of them were hawking insects in the area.

Drab bird challenge to find in shadowed conditions

Eastern pewees are one of my favorite birds. Their whistled call says, “pee-ah-wee.” They’re a member of the flycatcher family, are about the size of a sparrow, and have 2 white wing bars that don’t show from this angle.

Cropped the picture for closer view

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Therese on June 8, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Thank you. This is the bird that made a nest on my back porch. The babies didn’t survive. I love the song. Second picture is amazing.

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