Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Vermilion Flycatcher

The Vermilion Flycatcher is one of the most saught after birds in the area for bird watchers. You can see why. It is elusive and beautiful. They are only found in the area in the winter time and even then there are only a hand full here. Right now you have a chance of seeing one in St. George along Riverside drive on the south side of town.
These photos were taken from the window of my car while sitting in a parking lot. With a little luck and my trusty ipod, I was able to get it to come close enough for a reasonable photograph.


  1. I'm curious, how did your ipod help?
    What are the differences in appearance between this bird and a cardinal?

  2. I used an app called ibird which has bird calls on it. I was able to actually call the bird in from several hundred feet away. A cardinal has more red and less black. Cardinals are larger and have a higher crest. Thanks for the comments.