Spotted – a flycatcher

Yes a Spotted Flycatcher, I have now seen one twice in the last 3 weeks having not seen one here before. So I can add another bird species to our growing list. I believe it is not uncommon to see them, but as with many bird species their population is declining rapidly. Between 1967-2012 their population has fallen by 89%! It is a migrant so I presume it will be departing these shores in the not too distant future as they usually leave us in August! They are one of our longest travelling migrants, travelling down to Southern Africa.

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