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Spotted flycatcher!

We do have many birds, from our own, the hens and and canaries, we also have  sparrows, serins and starlings regularly nesting too. Other birds such as blackbirds, great tits, Sardinian warblers and doves are constantly  flying in and out of the garden. Winter visitors include robins and black redstarts, occasional visitors include hoopoes and eagles. The spring/summer heralds swifts, barn swallows and bee-eaters swooping  and soaring in the sky overhead.

This morning while crumbling yesterday’s dry canary bread on the bird table for the sparrows, I noticed a brown bird on the electricity wires acting differently. I called John to come and look, I asked him to bring his camera. The bird flew onto another wire, but not very far. The sounds it made were unfamiliar too.bird2

John managed to get a couple of images including the bird in flight. The bird has been identified as a spotted flycatcher (Muscicapa striata), I will look out for it tomorrow.