The flies are ever present this year in Northern Ontario and flycatchers take advantage.
On each survey, we get many Alder and Least Flycatchers with an occasional Eastern Pewee singing from the tree tops.
One less common flycatcher is the Olive-sided Flycatcher. Their favorite habitat is lonely northern bogs with tall dead tamaracks. We heard one this morning on the Geraldton survey singing its “quick-three-beers” song. My grandmother rendered this as “quick-three-cheers.”
If you take Yonge Street north from Toronto for 1200 kms, you reach the town of Geraldton.
Miles, I’m enjoying your posts from the bird survey.
I thought you might like this from BlogTO
Rare peregrine falcon chicks spotted living atop Toronto high rise and they’re adorable
Fair and green is the marsh in June;
Wide and warm in the sunny noon.
The flowering rushes fringe the pool
With slender shadows, dim and cool. – Antoinette Alcott Bassett (b. 1857)