Saturday, March 19, 2016

Saturday Sightings- Eastern Wood-Pewee

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Back to birds we go!

“Pee-a-wee!”  This is the characteristic sound of the eastern wood-pewee, a small bird common in deciduous forest and woodlands.  This species of bird often sits high in trees, in areas that are generally exposed for good viewpoints.  They are sit-and-wait hunters, flying after insects and then returning to their perch.  Though insects make up most of its diet, eastern wood pewees also eat other small arthropods and berries, some of their favourites being wasps, bees, winged ants, beetles, moths and grasshoppers.  These birds are olive-brown with longer wings than other flycatchers (catching food while flying).

Take care!

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