Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila  caerulea)

Tiny and lively, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers are constantly on the move! This is very likely a female in search of spiders and insects.

Another view

These gnatcatchers are expanding their breeding range northward so I have been lucky enough to see one or two in each of the past three years.
I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

42 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

there is beautiful light in these shots.

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a lovely, soft grey... and I love the way you've captured them.

ADRIAN said...

Perfect exposure and it's always a pleasure to see unfamiliar birds and creatures.

✿ chica said...

Lindo demais! bjs, chica

Kathy said...

We need some of those gnatcatchers here in Texas!

diane b said...

Cute little birds and hard to capture if they are always on the move and you have done well.

Roan said...

He's a pretty bird. Excellent shot!

Kate said...

What a perky little creature.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful.

Christine Wenger said...

What a cute bird!
Thanks a lot for your comment!
Christine

Bethany Carson said...

Looks like she's keeping a close eye out for potential dinner--or else she's curious about you! Nice shots!

DeniseinVA said...

Beautifully photographed. A very sweet little bird this Gnatcatcher.

eileeninmd said...

Cute shots of the Gnatcatcher. I have a hard time catching this one, they move quickly! Enjoy your day!

Sandra said...

so beautiful and if he catches gnats send me a few...birds i mean not gnats. we have zillions of them.

see you there! said...

I could use a gnat catcher or two. Wonder if I could convince them to stop by CA.

Darla

Ralph V. said...

No, this one I never seen. I think he only lives in your country.

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PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a sweet little bird EG, lovely colour.

Rose said...

Such a beautiful little bird you have captured! The gray and the green make a nice color combination.

VP said...

Hard to catch! This looks like a relative of my flycatcher of a few days ago...

Sylvia K said...

Oh, a beautiful little bird indeed, and terrific captures as always!! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!!

Linda W. said...

Great pics! I like how you captured this bird's expression.

William Kendall said...

Quite distinctive and pretty!

Karen S. said...

Wow, this little one is a heart-catcher! Stunningly cute.

Halcyon said...

What a pretty little guy!

Birdman said...

Send him to my barn. Got plenty. He can fatten up.

RedPat said...

What a sweetie, EG! I haven't seen one of these guys before.

Silver Parrot said...

Beautiful photos and a great birdy encounter!

Cloudia said...

Sweet birds

mick said...

Great photos of a beautiful little bird.

Chris Rohrer said...

Pretty cool birds, huh? Here in winter we have all 3 species! They can be tricky at times to tell apart but their calls and coverts underneath the tail really differentiate them. Lovely bird....and vocal!

Frank said...

Sweet shots.

"...E...", from VA, Beth said...

what a cutie. i am not sure i have ever seen this beauty. what cool coloring. ( :

Shammickite said...

A new bird to me, lovely.

TexWisGirl said...

very sweet. they're so tiny.

Kay said...

What a pretty little bird...yet another I don't think I've seen.
(Re: your eagle comment - it was one of my best sightings. I'm sure you would have really enjoyed it, too. Before I shot the single one it was flying with an immature that was squawking like crazy and then they parted company.)

Jack said...

I still don't know how you identify these things. I say, "Hey, look, a nice little bird."

Jeevan said...

Lovely capture on the bird! Prettier like she

Marie C said...

Beautiful shots of a skittery little bird!

Adam Jones said...

What a great looking bird and super images.

Mary Cromer said...

Such great shares of this beautiful bird!

Pat Ulrich said...

lovely captures!

Valerie said...

Wonderful captures Tina - thank you for sharing and happy weekend to you

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