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A Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)- a Red List bird, taken in our garden yesterday. We have quite a number of these around at the moment and they hunt continuously for insects, always returning to the same perch. I think we must have had a nest in the ivy on our walls, as this bird looks like a juvenile, but I could be wrong. They never go to the feeders.
Settings: F/5.6 1/200sec ISO200 manual@700mm tripod Best viewed large if you have time.

Many thanks for your support of my last upload.

The following is taken from the RSPB website:-
Larger than a pied flycatcher,the Spotted flycatcher is grey-brown in colour with an off-white breast, streaked with darker grey and a streaked forehead. They like to perch conspicuously and watch for passing insects, flying out to snap them up, before returning to the perch. Recent dramatic population declines puts the spotted flycatcher high on the Red List.
During the breeding season spotted flycatchers can be found throughout the UK, although they are scarce in the far north and west and almost absent from Scottish islands. High densities are found from Devon and Kent as far north as the Dornoch Firth. Best looked for along woodland edges and in parks and gardens.
They mainly arrive in May, and leave again in July and August. Passage birds from northern Europe can be seen in September.

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 500mm F4L IS + 1.4x TC
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:1 Aug 2010 - 8:19 AM
Tags:Bird, Close-up / macro, Flycatcher, Garden, General, List, Migratory, Muscicapa, Red, Spotted, Striata, Wild, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:42
Voters:Alan_Baseley · CarolG · cassiecat · pluckyfilly · vickyal · JoeWozza · Mike59 · Cormy · Imagephotographics · Shroomer · Gezina · mitchy81 · StephenBrighton · unicorn17 · Iain_Proudfoot · finepetportraits · Gray_ina · Yewtree · tmarven · FeatherFriend · Silverzone · Vince_S · Daisymaye · mex · KarenFB · Maiwand · gary_k · EMJAYCEE · SurreyHillsMan · ChazB · Melanie_M · WindowonWildlife · SteveMoulding · Stace · phil_j · User_Removed · SandraKay · Glostopcat · gregl · arhb · maratsuikka · Greyheron ·
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Unique Views:59

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley Plus Member 13338 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2010 - 8:21 AM

Great capture,
Alan

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2010 - 8:25 AM

This is fantastic, Sylvia, pin sharp, excellent detail and on a very pleasing perch, too. Very well captured and presented. Carol

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2010 - 8:28 AM

beautiful capture.lesley

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pluckyfilly
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1 Aug 2010 - 8:34 AM

excellent

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vickyal
vickyal  6 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2010 - 8:34 AM

Great shot and timing, well done.
Vicky

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JoeWozza
JoeWozza  6 England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2010 - 8:37 AM

Brilliant image, very well captured.
Joe

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Imagephotographics

Excellent shot !

Chris

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Shroomer
Shroomer  8 England167 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2010 - 9:21 AM

Outstanding image Sylvia and patience has certainly paid off with getting it on a superb perch and with the bonus of food.
Superb capture
Richard

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2010 - 9:21 AM

Superbly captured with lovely detail and the bonus of food - great b/g - Ina

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
1 Aug 2010 - 10:41 AM

Wonderful image. great to see. Gill

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finepetportraits

Absolutely fantastic shot, love it!! Smile

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
1 Aug 2010 - 11:50 AM

Superb capture even to the colour on the fly an absolute cracker

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2010 - 12:25 PM

Beautiful shot Sylvia, you must have been 'chuffed' to get this one, lovely detail/perch and an added bonus with the food,
Geoff.

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Vince_S
Vince_S  5 England
1 Aug 2010 - 3:01 PM

Brilliant shot of quite a rare bird.
Vince

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Daisymaye
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1 Aug 2010 - 3:18 PM

Beautiful capture, flies and all...........Sandy

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 94441 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2010 - 3:44 PM

Brilliantly caught! I really like the fact you've even caught the beautiful iridescent colours on the bug! Smile

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2010 - 3:46 PM

As good as could be wished for Sylvia. Got to get my award. Superb shot.
Ron

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EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2010 - 5:02 PM

Everything is perfection.
Joan.

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SurreyHillsMan

Fabulous Sylvia.... great pose, Flycatcher with flies, job done! Smile

Jon

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WindowonWildlife

Absolutel love this Sylvia,the detail,BG and comp are spot on !! 1st class capture and I think it's brilliant & would love this in my PF

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lianna  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2010 - 8:16 PM

An excellent detailed capture!!! superb quality sylvia x x x x

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Tom10
Tom10  5
1 Aug 2010 - 9:57 PM

Excellent Sylvia great shot. Iv seen around 3 different types of fly catchers on my holiday and there superb to watch!

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7348 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 7:50 AM

Many thank everybody for your C&Cs with a very special THANK YOU to Mara (Maratsuikka) and Ron(Maiwand) for your User Awards - very much appreciated Smile
Sylvia

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2010 - 9:30 PM

A fabulous shot of this beautiful bird, you must be chuffed to bits to have one visit your garden

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Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 9:29 PM

A well deserved User Award for this one Sylvia, still can't believe this one has only got 40 votes, deserves far more IMHO

Last Modified By Glostopcat at 9 Aug 2010 - 9:30 PM

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7348 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2010 - 9:31 AM


Quote: Many thank everybody for your C&Cs with a very special THANK YOU to Mara (Maratsuikka) and Ron(Maiwand) for your User Awards - very much appreciated
Sylvia

Many thanks also to Ed (Glostopcat) for his User Award, just received - really appreciated Smile
Sylvia

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