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.