Identified by vocalizations before getting eyes on it.
A pair of Great Crested Flycatchers were tapping at my sliding glass door this morning. It looked like they wanted to fly in.
Then my cat took notice and they they took off. Luckily I got a shot of one before they did. I think this is when it was checking out my cat.
I hear these every year, but this year they seem to be getting bolder/less afraid as they've been on the deck quite a bit.
Great Crested Flycatcher
calling, on territory
Pitcher Plant Bog,
Big Thicket Preserve,
Tyler Co., Texas
18 May 2013
Have been hearing the calls of an unknown (to me) bird since moving to Coventry. Spotted high in the oak trees. Moved from treetop to treetop.
The Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) is a large insect-eating bird of the tyrant flycatcher family. It is the most widespread member of the genus, Myiarchus, in North America and is found over most of the eastern and mid-western portions of the continent. It dwells mostly in the treetops and rarely found on the ground.