Above is a fly catcher that can put a serious dent in our fly population. Ever since we have lived here a family of fly catchers has nested somewhere on our house. This year is under the front deck and we are eagerly waiting those three tiny eggs to hatch. Those babies will be hungry and keep mom and dad busy depleting our current abundant fly population. These birds are so agile that they can take a fly in full flight.
They need to get with the program though as we have half a dozen wren (above) families nested in the bird houses put out for them. We also have a couple families of western tanagers (below) near the house also. Those fly catchers are going to have to compete with all the other birds gobbling up insects.