A Big Head?

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This little guy is an Eastern Phoebe. It’s a fly catcher. I love this description from Wikipedia.org:

”This species appears remarkably big-headed, especially if it puffs up the small crest. Its plumage is gray-brown above. It has a white throat, dirty gray breast and buffish underparts which become whiter during the breeding season. Two indistinct buff bars are present on each wing. Its lack of an eye ring and wingbars, and its all dark bill distinguish it from other North American tyrant flycatchers, and it pumps its tail up and down like other phoebes when perching on a branch. The eastern phoebe's call is a sharp chip, and the song, from which it gets its name, is fee-bee.” Wikipedia.org: Eastern Phoebe

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It Was a Long Flight

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This is an Eastern Phoebe. They are a small flycatcher. We saw several of them while hiking at Maple Woods, but this is the best photo I was able to capture.

They migrate from the ohio valley, all the way to the Gulf coasts. This bird had a long trip.

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Eastern Phoebe, maybe?

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Identifying birds is difficult. Some species look like others, and lighting can make it more confusing. This photo is an example. I believe this is a Eastern Phoebe. It has a green tent to it’s belly, and all the right colors. That said, it’s feathers don’t look right, and maybe it’s a too big. When I first saw her, I thought it was a sparrow .. until I got home and looked at the photos. For now, it’s a Phoebe.  

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