Eastern Wood-Pewee  

Eastern Wood Pewee

Sweet-faced predator 

Eastern Wood-Pewees have a soft, gentle look. But to flies they are sudden death.

Perched on a free-swinging, lichen-jeweled snag, the flycatcher can watch every direction. It flashes away and snatches an insect out of the air. Then it comes back to exactly the same spot.

Diane Porter, Fairfield, Iowa. August 15, 2022