Spotted Flycatcher
Muscicapa striata
(L 5.6")
Breeds in most Europe ...winters
in Africa and Asia ...numbers may
be declining.
near Burgas
31Aug-1Sept2009
Cape Kaliakra
04Sept2009
For weeks we watched a spotted flycatcher
tenant the garden like a summer guest.
We didn’t see the other birdwatcher –
grey squirrel, magpie, cat? – plunder the nest.
(James Aitchison