Olive-sided Flycatcher with his meal in the Morrison Creek Headwaters area. Photo by K Clouston

Olive-sided Flycatcher after capturing his meal in the Morrison Creek Headwaters area. Photo by K Clouston

Jan and I went for a bird walk in the headwaters area earlier this week and found some interesting birds.  We had a really good look at the blue-listed Olive-sided Flycatcher.  He was at the top of ‘his’ tree singing his heart out with that distinctive ‘quick, 3 beers’ call until he saw a tasty morsel flying by.  He then swooped off his perch and snagged it, returning immediately to ‘his’ tree.

We also saw a MacGillivray’s Warbler, which was a first for me.  My book says that these birds are a challenge to see well and they aren’t kidding!  I am constantly amazed at how well these bright yellow birds can hide in the green foliage but we have Yellow Warblers, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-rumped Warblers, MacGillivray’s Warblers, Townsend’s Warblers, Western Tanagers and who knows what else, all hiding in plain sight amongst the foliage.

MacGillivray's Warbler being stealthy in a tree in the Morrison Creek headwaters area.  Photo by K Clouston

MacGillivray’s Warbler being stealthy in a tree in the Morrison Creek headwaters area. Photo by K Clouston

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