Willow Flycatcher on Antelope Island

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A Willow Flycatcher on Antelope IslandA Willow Flycatcher on Antelope Island – Nikon D810, f6.3, 1/1000, ISO 400, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

Early last week while photographing Western Kingbirds I also had the opportunity to photograph a Willow Flycatcher that was hanging around the same area on Antelope Island State Park. Willow Flycatchers are small compared to the Western Kingbirds I was also watching at only 5.1 to 6.7 inches in length and 0.4 to 0.6 ounces.

I had not seen Willow Flycatchers in the area where I photographed this one before but our wet May might be the reason I saw this one since they prefer moist shrubby areas and it was certainly wet on the island at that time. I suspect though that the flycatcher moved on to a more suitable breeding ground after I photographed because I haven’t seen a Willow Flycatcher in the area since.

I wish I had been a bit closer to this Willow Flycatcher but I was happy to photograph it any way.

Life is good.



  1. Elephant's Child June 5, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Muted, monochromatic magic. Again.

  2. Patty Chadwick June 5, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Cute, sassy-looking little birds…love the sterling silver shrubbery that guy’s perched on.

  3. Nancy Collins June 5, 2015 at 4:58 am

    Very Nice Mia!

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