A wildlife diary of the western Isle Of Wight's beautiful countryside!
Saturday, May 12, 2012
This Spotted Flycatcher was one of two hawking for flies at All Saints' churchyard in Freshwater early yesterday evening. I hope they have decided to settle down here because it's an ideal spot with various perches, both wooden and stone. In one of the sequences you can see a brief clip of the bird following the path of a large black fly that executes a close but fast fly-by. I imagine him thinking, "No, you're not worth it!!"