Eastern Wood Pewee

Eastern Wood Pewee, Contopus virens

In eastern woods in summer, the plaintive whistled “pee-a-wee” of this small flycatcher is often heard before the bird is seen. The bird itself is usually somewhere in the leafy middle story of the trees, perched on a bare twig, darting out to catch passing insects. The Wood-Pewee sings most often at dawn and dusk, and it may continue singing quite late in the evening, after most songbirds have fallen silent. (Audubon Guide to North American Birds)

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