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Spotted Flycatcher with Hornet

By teocali
The Spotted Flycatcher pair (Muscicapa striata) nesting in our garden is now stepping up the feeding process and it is fascinating watching them hunting for insects, often only a couple of feet from the ground, then perching before collecting more prey and finally diving into the nest to feed the young.This one has caught a nice fat juicy hornet!

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my last Spotted Flycatcher upload - really appreciated as always Smile

Tags: Garden Spotted Feeding Wildbird Hornet Perching Nesting Flycatcher Wildlife and nature Muscicapa-striata

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skewey 12 31 England
20 Jun 2011 9:14PM
Brilliant capture with excellent detail.


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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 9:16PM
great comp sylvia brilliant colours and tones fantastic detail a stunner nice one Wink
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 9:18PM
Great shot, Sylvia.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
20 Jun 2011 9:19PM
Wife's been chasing this species all day trying to get a reasonable shot, she ain't happy with you after seeing this from the other side of the room......Spitting feathers springs to mind.....LOL

Guess that makes it a good un', well done.....

20 Jun 2011 9:22PM
Lovely image
20 Jun 2011 9:23PM
Lovely image Sylvia. Great perch and background. Well captured!

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
20 Jun 2011 9:28PM
A top shot Sylvia, you certainly get plenty of interesting visitors to your garden
vandalp 10
20 Jun 2011 9:33PM
Brilliant capture Sylvia, lets hope you manage to get some shots of the young later.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
20 Jun 2011 9:48PM
Excellent shoy, Sylvia: must be fascinating watching them hunting to fed the young.
franfoto 10 2 32 England
20 Jun 2011 10:01PM
Super shot, especially with the hornet in it's beak,
another cracker for your PF Sylvia.

DannoM 9 58 England
20 Jun 2011 10:08PM
superb shot
9 10 10 England
20 Jun 2011 10:16PM
Great detail, and I'm sure he/she looks mighty pleased with the catch. You can be mighty pleased too.
Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
20 Jun 2011 10:17PM
Not that is some shot....cracking shot !!

Flycatcher in your garden...the things dreams are made of! SL
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 10:36PM
Beautifully captured the detail is amazing and the food a huge bonus - lovely shot - Ina
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
20 Jun 2011 11:22PM
Stunning shot Sylvia. What a beautiful bird this is. I am sure you will have great pleasure ( and some great shots ) in watching these over the next few weeks.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 11:50PM
Excellent capture Sylvia
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
21 Jun 2011 1:15AM
An excellent image Sylvia. .......Sandy
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
21 Jun 2011 5:58AM
Superbly captured, Sylvia, both by yourself and by the flycatcherSmile. Carol
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 8:11AM
great shot Sylvia, how lucky to have these close at hand and in your garden
Ray42 10 3 England
21 Jun 2011 8:15AM
A stunning shot Sylvia - and complete with dinner!!!
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
21 Jun 2011 10:44AM
Superb capture Sylvia and a great bg showing fine detail off. Always the bonus with the food and these never fail at this time of year.
Not a hornet though it is a form of true fly Wink
21 Jun 2011 11:40AM
beautiful shot lovely detail

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