Monday, August 1, 2016

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher
San Luis Obispo, California, USA
July 2014
Member of the Tyrant Flycatcher Family
§A Zapper of Flycatchers§ (all suggested collective nouns for flycatchers seem to be playing this lame game. Other options included 'swatting' of flycatchers or 'outfield' of flycatchers. I do not approve.)

~true bird fact~ Ash-throated flycatchers are another bird that has adapted unusually well to the presence of humans, often making their nests in cavities of man-made objects such as lamp posts, pipes, fence posts, or porches. Historically flycatchers built bowl nests and attempted to just disguise them to dissuade predation. You can still see evidence of this in their interestingly camouflaged eggs.

Overhears your conversation and just starts talking to you, even though he doesn't know you
Often befuddled
Frequenter of yard sales, always tries to haggle
Sarcasm is a pet peeve

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