A sweet little Eastern Phoebe has been a regular visitor to our yard recently. He (or she) is never seen at the bird feeders, but rather hanging out on power lines, tree limbs, atop the bird house or around the old metal shed.
I love to watch this little flycatcher in action...when he spots a flying insect, he abruptly leaves his perch to chase his prey. He often makes a swift loop and momentarily returns to the same perch. Never in one spot for very long, he makes his rounds in the back yard, sometimes staying two to three hours. (Flying insects make up the majority of the Eastern Phoebe’s diet. Common prey include wasps, beetles, dragonflies, butterflies and moths, flies, midges, and cicadas; they also eat spiders, ticks, and millipedes, as well as occasional small fruits or seeds)
This beautiful phoebe is another "first" for me- I had never seen one until he came along. His appearance is a welcome sight...perhaps others will follow.
Linked with Stewart at Wild Bird Wednesday