What you're describing well is Eastern Phoebe, which is the common and expected
flycatcher around at this time.
Stefan Woltmann, Ph.D.
Dept. Biology, and
Center of Excellence for Field Biology
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN 37040 USA
On Mar 17, 2019, at 18:56, Neal Carpenter <nealcarpenter@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Just returned home from Shelby Park in East Nashville where I observed what I
think was a Yellow-bellied flycatcher, but not certain. There were several in
the same tree, but I mainly focused on one that started out alone in a
different tree and joined the others later.
Had light yellowish wash on breast, very small, constantly making little
short chirps and peeps as it moved through the trees next to the pond,
occasionally flying out into the air and returning to the branch. It moved up
and down the branches very smoothly without hopping or flying.
The lighting on the photos wasn’t great. I tried to change contrast to get
bird’s colors to show up in photo.
Thoughts? Anyone else in the area seen these lately?