Hawking at Dusk

Dusk is prime-time for admiring the hawking abilities of flycatchers and Cedar Waxwings. The other night I was out looking for an Olive-sided Flycatcher and though I didn’t happen to find one, I still enjoyed watching this Eastern Wood-Pewee hunt from its favored perch. Occasionally, I could hear its bill rapidly *snap* as it attempted to catch a panicked, weaving insect.


Photo: Eastern Wood-Pewee. Shirleys Bay area, Ottawa, Ontario. 29 August 2016.