Friday, June 17, 2016
Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) - 11May2016
The Acadian Flycatcher is one of those tricky "Empi" flycatchers that are difficult to ID based on looks alone. However, when you see a nesting empi in the right habitat and its calling then it's a no brainer. In fact out of the 4 regular empis we have in NC (Least, Alder, Willow and Acadian), the Acadian is the only one of the 4 that nests in Wilmington. This one was captured on Lee Buck Rd in Brunswick County and was trying to distract me from the female and the nearby nest.