This spring for about 3 weeks a plain little bird took up residence on one of the phone wires just above the office. This determined little fellow called all day, perhaps he was looking for a mate.
I am a great fan of birds but this guy had one song and he never took a break. With him so close to the office, I got to hear him sing it all day. I tried to take pictures but he would fly away the moment I took out a camera so I wondered how I would ever identify him.
Today I spotted a gray bird with a yellow chest sitting on a wire above a nut tree. I've learned to take my camera everywhere so I snapped a few photos. I don't have a telephoto lens so I couldn't get a very good pic but while I was looking him up on the Internet, I found a site with bird songs. I figured he was a flycatcher of some sort so I started going through the whole list.
While looking through the bird pictures and listening to the songs, I stopped to listen to one called a Say's Phoebe and there was my annoying little song bird from work. If you click on the link and then on the arrow that says LISTEN http://www.seattleaudubon.org/birdweb/bird_details.aspx?id=291 you can hear what I had to listen to some days for the whole shift.
These are the pictures I was able to capture, the closest I was able to come was a Dusky Flycatcher as it had quite a yellow body. If any of you know for sure I'd love to hear from you as I've never seen one before.