Thursday, May 6, 2010

Bird Quiz

This fellow forages high in the canopy but it will perch in the open.
He is quite LOUD with his whee-eep call. They are quite common in deciduous or mixed forests during breeding and can be found across the east and central US.
Up north I had to travel to the woods to see them but here they are everywhere.
Hopefully I'll get a color photo for you after you guess from the silhouette!
Good luck to you and wish me luck too!

14 comments:

Rural Rambler said...

Evis it is hard to tell the size but is it a Phoebe or some kind of Flycatcher? We have a mama Phoebe sitting on a nest on out gutter downspout! Cool shot, I love bird silhouettes.

Kerry Hawkins said...

Hmmm, I sadly don't know my birds. I wanted to thank you for commenting on my blog. It is really sweet

Shelley said...

I am stumped but am excited to find out who he is!

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Hmm. The silhouette looks like some kind of fly catcher- I would normally guess the Phoebe, but the Phoebe doesn't have the call you described. So, I'll go out on a limb and guess the Great Crested Flycatcher.

Roy said...

Not a clue Evie, wrong side of the pond for me. {:(

Jenny said...

I'm with Daniel. Great-crested Flycatcher. Looking forward to the coloured version! (-:

Dog Trot Farm said...

When I saw the word quiz my hands started sweating! Okay, I was going to say Flycatcher, and I promise I did not cheat! I could not tell you if It was Great-Crested or not, I'll leave that to the birding experts!

Steve Borichevsky said...

I'm going with Great Creasted Flycatcher.

bluekat said...

I'm not even going to try and guess. I'll just say it's a very cool silhouette (he's quite regal), and just wait for the answer!

Bird Girl said...

I'm guessing great crested flycatcher - my sister had one nest in a box and it was one noisy bird!

Eve said...

Great job everyone! Great Crested Flycatcher it is! I'm hoping to get a nice picture one day. Last year I caught one just leaving a branch and missed half of it. They have a great loud call and are fun to hear every day. Thanks for playing along!

Mary said...

Too late to guess, but glad to know what it is! Hope you get a better photo soon!

HANNIBAL said...

I am not reading any of the other comments, but from the comment you left me, I can bet it's a summer tanager. Good luck on photos!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Well, I already know 'cause I'm behind and read ahead - LOL!