Willow Flycatcher: Dr. J. Murray Speirs

Like the Alder Flycatcher, this is a bird of pioneer forests and shrubby vegetation.

Willow Flycatcher

When the new growth exceeds about 10 ft. in height the Willow Flycatchers lose interest and move to younger growth.

Willow Flycatcher

They build untidy nests in shrubs or low trees.

Willow Flycatcher

They are late to arrive in spring and it is usually late May or early June before they are heard: when they stop singing in August they are almost impossible to identify, so only those bird watchers active during the summer months will make their acquaintance.

Willow Flycatcher

Their “fitz-bew” song is the best means of separating this species from the Alder and Least Flycatchers.

Alder Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher

Dr. J. Murray Speirs

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