If he isn't a Black Phoebe and someone out there knows what he is, please let me know. Thanks.
Friday, October 22, 2010
I get very excited when I see a new bird in the yard. This guy appeared about a week ago. I had never seen him around before and I had no idea what kind of bird he was. So, I did my usual detective work and he looks like he could be a BLACK PHOEBE. Black Phoebes are black-and-white flycatchers of the Southwest and are almost always near water. I have several water features in my flower gardens, so I guess this is possible. However, if he is a Southwestern bird, he is a long way from home. I saw him in the back yard again the other day, so maybe he will be a regular visitor. I think he's very cute.