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.

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