Friday, October 22, 2010

Black Phoebe

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.

If he isn't a Black Phoebe and someone out there knows what he is, please let me know. Thanks.

8 comments:

Linda in New Mexico said...

This little critter is so cute. I've never seen one here but then I am urban not rural southwest. But your post of this cutie made me miss my quiet back porch time. I have been so maniacal with all the Halloweening that I haven't taken a moment for me and my birdie, turtle buddies. So thanks my friend for extending the slow down message from the universe to me. Have a blessed weekend and don't forget to come back on Monday to see if you won the Queen of Halloween Crown. The Olde Bagg

Jan said...

I get excited too when I see an unfamiliar bird in my yard. So lucky that you were able to get the photo of this one, it is so helpful for identification. I have never seen a Phoebe, it is very cute. Another one to put on your list. Good eye, Audrey!

Marion said...

Fabulous photo! I love when I get new visitors, too. Lately, I've been spider watching. It's fun, too. Blessings!

love is colder than death said...

thank you for sending me love.
im okay, im trying to be.

love is colder than death said...

i dont know if he is a Black Phoebe or not, but i would like to hear him singing in the dead of night.


have a lovely weekend... lovely Faery.

yoborobo said...

He is so cute! I have no idea who he is. I've not seen them up my way. Today I saw a marbled orb weaver spider (bright orange!). You would have thought it was Christmas, Audrey, I was so excited! lol! xox

Ces said...

Well it sure is acutie patootie! I love Phoebe's eyes!

Deborah said...

Oh so cute-cute! He really should be heading back here soon though. Great shot you got. **kisses** Deb