Saturday, November 26, 2016

A Yellow-Bellied Flycatcher!

It’s an exciting time of year to be in Florida. We can always count of seeing lots of birds, many migrating through this area on their way to Mexico or South America (and some just to winter in Florida).


We had beautiful weather last weekend to take a nice long hike at Halpata Tastanaki Preserve and we spotted this Yellow-Bellied Flycatcher.


We weren’t sure why we were seeing so much lemon yellow on the breast of a Flycatcher until we got home and did a search online.


I ‘danced’ around under this tree,


trying to get a better shot! lol


Of course we saw several of our usual Flycatchers…


but it’s always fun to see a bird for the very first time!


I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

I really feel like I’m back in blogland when I get to link to my favorite linky parties!


Have you seen anything unusual this Fall?


eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane, it is great to see the migrating birds heading for their winter homes. The Yellow-bellied Flycatcher is a beautiful bird. Great sightings and photos. The Preserve looks like a pretty spot for a walk and some birding.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Susie said...

Diane, You are in a perfect spot to see many different birds. My daughter Kathy has been a bird watcher for years...she would love to see all the birds you have shown us , here on your blog. Hope your Thanksgiving was filled with love. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Kathy said...

I have never seen either of these birds before. Thanks! I love bird watching.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I love the bird shot against the blue sky :)

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, Maravilhosa selecção de fotos das lindas aves migratórias que voam quilómetros até ao destino.
Bom fim de semana,

Breathtaking said...

Hello Diane!:) Seeing a bird for the first time is so exciting ( that doesn't read right):))) a new species I mean. When I saw my first Fly catcher, I was over the moon with excitement. I have never seen the Yellow-bellied one though. It's a beautiful bird and you got some great captures. Have a great weekend!:)

Connie said...

Your dancing paid off in some great shots :)
Thanks for sharing.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What wonderful shots of the bird!

Pamela Gordon said...

Lovely captures of this pretty bird! I've never seen one here. We have a white-breasted nuthatch at our feeders every day now and it never came much before so I'm pleased with that. Another cold rainy day here in the Maritimes. xo Pam

Vee said...

Not yet! I have never seen one of these exciting that you saw him!


Last week I got a great photo of a Red shouldered hawk--from the back side--then a couple days later I spotted him again and seen him sitting up on a wire across the street--so went out with the camera and got some shots of him from the front--now to catch him with his wings spread would make my day--
(taken here in Fl)
love and laughter, di

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous bird photography ~ love the first shot ~ thanks,

Happy Days to you ~ ^_^

Linda Walker said...

Hi Diane,
Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you had a nice holiday! These photos are great! Your specimens are delightful too! I don't believe I have ever seen one of these birds before. It's pretty amazing the bird stayed there while you did your dance, lol!

Janey and Co. said...

Hi Diane,

I love seeing a flock of geese flying south in a V formation this time of year.I also like visiting different parts of the country and seeing a bird that is new to me.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are heading to Florida too after Christmas to play golf.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

That's a great sighting Diane. It's lovely to know the birds leaving here for the winter will perhaps be spotted by you. I just read that 3 piping plovers have left a park here and perhaps heading down to Florida. They have 3 bands on their legs and the folks are looking to track them. Maybe you will see them.

Happyone said...

Great shots of the flycatcher.
Can't think of seeing anything unusual this fall but I might if I think about it a while! : )

Lorrie said...

If dancing under a tree is what's required to get such great bird photos, I'll start practicing! Such a pretty yellow fly-catcher!

doodles n daydreams said...

I enjoyed looking at your birds, I'll have to look up the yellow bellied fly catcher myself now.


ann said...

Gosh, Diane, I cannot believe that i have missed so many of your posts. You have 4 very handsome sons and pretty cute grandchildren. It is very nice to meet your family. Great photos, too, of the flycatcher. Ours here, if we see them, are just gray little birds flitting about the yard catching flies and bugs. Nice to have you back.

Linda said...

Very good pictures of the flycatcher!


Que preciosas fotografías!!!!

BeachGypsy said...

Hi Diane, love these pictures! You sure get some great shots--so close and clear and I love your nature shots. Hope y'all are having a good weekend? It's real nice here, been up in the 80s. So we've been on the beach and doing alot of walking too. Gotta burn off all that pie and mashed "taters"! LOL

Anni said...

So enjoyable!! Loved reading your narration this morning. It put a big smile on my face. Y'know, I am not sure I've seen this yellow-bellied/breasted flycatcher. If I have, I probably misidentified it. LOL

Great images. I really liked the fact you showed us a photo of the wildlife reserve too. It helps us 'see' the area much better.

I appreciate your participation this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Thanks for stopping by for a visit and linking!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beauytiful birds and beautiful photography.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Congrats on your find and pics, I've never seen one!

Lowcarb team member said...

Such beautiful birds and wonderful colours.

All the best Jan

Red Rose Alley said...

Ooooo, yellow birds always get to me, they're so unusual. The Yellow-Bellied Flycatcher is a beauty, isn't she? I can't believe it didn't fly away while you were dancing under the tree to take its picture haha. Must be a brave bird.