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flycatcher

I’m back from holiday, well rested and camera full of pictures. πŸ™‚

Here’s a female European Pied Flycatcher, she had a busy day catching all kinds of bugs and feeding her little ones back in the birdhouse.

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39 responses

  1. Lovely post, Calee! And welcome back πŸ™‚

    July 8, 2013 at 5:04 PM

  2. Welcome back. If your camera is full of photos then I’m guessing you had a great time watching birds catch bugs and other other fun stuff! Nice captures.

    July 8, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    • Thanks so much, Lyle! Yes I had a great time, travelled around a lot so saw plenty of nice things along the road πŸ˜€

      July 8, 2013 at 6:45 PM

  3. Wow. You turned into a professional bird photographer while on vacation. I seem to remember you complaining about your inability to capture good shots of birds. These are amazing (and of course I like the fact that there are lots of bugs too). My favorite is the the second one, but they all are remarkable. I am looking into my crystal ball and may yet see an SX50 in my future.

    July 8, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    • Thanks so much, Mike! Hardy a professional bird photographer; I stayed a couple of days at my parents’ summer house in the countryside, the birds there aren’t used to people and it was easy to get close to them. πŸ™‚ The SX50 is a perfect travel companion; small, light and easy to bring with everywhere.

      July 8, 2013 at 6:48 PM

  4. Lovely shots. With that proud look, it’s almost as if the little fellow(s) is/are posing with their prey… you know like men have these photos showing off the dead lion / big fish etc. πŸ™‚

    July 8, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    • Thanks so much! πŸ˜€ I hadn’t made that connection before, but now when you mention it- Yes! She did indeed stop and pose before she flew away to feed her kids.

      July 8, 2013 at 7:08 PM

  5. Such a cute-looking bird. I like all the photos. Where did you go on vacation?

    July 8, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    • Thanks Dolce! These pictures were taken in the south of Sweden.

      July 10, 2013 at 4:23 PM

      • Very nice! I will put that on my list of places to — the south of Sweden. πŸ™‚

        July 11, 2013 at 3:37 AM

  6. I hope you had a wonderful holiday, Calee.
    Your images of this little one are wonderful!

    July 8, 2013 at 10:05 PM

  7. Love birds. And I really like the birdhouse which looks really appealing since it’s made out of a log.

    July 8, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    • My dad makes birdhouses, the gardens are full of them πŸ™‚ Nice to have so many birds around!

      July 10, 2013 at 4:28 PM

      • Very nice. Lucky you to have a dad that builds bird houses.

        July 11, 2013 at 3:08 AM

  8. Nice work!!
    And welcome back!! πŸ™‚

    July 8, 2013 at 10:19 PM

  9. Ed

    Welcome back, great shots..:-))

    July 9, 2013 at 12:36 AM

  10. Beautiful birdy πŸ˜€ nice snaps ❀ .

    July 9, 2013 at 10:24 AM

  11. Fillandra

    What a cute bird, gorgeous pictures!

    July 9, 2013 at 10:27 AM

  12. Great shots! Glad to hear you had a good trip.

    July 9, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    • Thanks so much, Janet! This holiday was just what I needed and everything I wanted! πŸ™‚ Time to relax, hang out with friends & family, and lots of time in beautiful nature..

      July 10, 2013 at 4:33 PM

  13. Hey Calee I love your Flycatcher phtographs. They are wonderful birds – we had a couple of families living in our yard and some BlueJays moved in and overwhelmed the Flycatchers – poor little guys, they didn’t have it in them to stand their ground. Love the first photograph!

    July 10, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    • Thanks so much, Mary! I hope your Flycatchers found a nice home somewhere else! πŸ™‚

      July 10, 2013 at 4:34 PM

  14. Welcome back ! I’m sure you have many beautiful photos for sharing πŸ˜ƒLooking forward to see them πŸ˜ƒβ€

    July 11, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    • Thanks Violet! πŸ™‚ ..or is it Malus at the keyboard..? Hugs to you both!

      July 11, 2013 at 7:40 PM

  15. Inspired and pretty

    Superb captures Calee !

    July 12, 2013 at 2:36 AM

  16. gregjoder

    Great photos! Flycatchers are one of my favorite birds =0)

    July 15, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    • Thanks Greg! I’m very impressed with this bird, how fast they are catching all kinds of insects and spiders- amazing. πŸ™‚

      July 15, 2013 at 4:51 PM

  17. michaelmulholland

    Excellent and beautiful compositions…wonderful shots…

    July 15, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    • Thanks so much, Michael!

      July 15, 2013 at 8:10 PM

      • michaelmulholland

        You’re most welcome my friend πŸ™‚

        July 15, 2013 at 9:01 PM

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