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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Western Wood Pewee (Contopus sordidulus)

I watched this little predator, a Western Wood Pewee (Contopus sordidulus), at work for about an hour on the weekend. The twig he is perched on is on the very top of a snag on the summit of Mount Douglas (Pkols). He sits there and watches for flying insects and as soon as he sees one he dives and snaps it up. Then he comes back and sits on this perch and watches for the next snack.