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My First (Blurry) Vermilion Flycatcher

Yesterday I posted a picture of a clump of Cypress trees with two birds.  If you missed the red dot, don’t feel badly…that’s how I felt when I got my first glimpse of a Vermilion Flycatcher at Orlando Wetlands this weekend.  The other bird in the shot was a Belted Kingfisher.  There are lots of those at the wetlands right now, and it’s really hard to miss them.  I met some friends at OWP this weekend so that we could search for the flycatcher.  He stayed out in the far trees for most of our time there.  But at one point he moved to a slightly less distant branch, and with both teleconverters on the Beast, I was able to make out his eye.  I need to go back and beg him to cooperate! :)

Vermilion Flycatcher

Vermilion Flycatcher