Some very heavy showers today. Around the end of the afternoon we found this gentleman
walking past the wood shed. He was a good weight and had no evident health problems and was soon on his way. We wondered if a little flash flood had flushed him out from under the shed. Rather wet, he was anxious to be on the move which is typical of males.
The Flycatchers have used the same box on the big ash outside the house for three years running. In the previous two years the male has favoured an ash twig as his launch point but this year has taken to the fence top from which to spot the flies he will take back to the brood.