Summer Solstice is almost here. It's a joyous time, here in the land of the midnight sun. After a few weeks of cold, gloomy, and rainy weather, the sun was/is out today, and I was out and about enjoying it.
Alder Flycatcher (above) is a drab empidonax type of flycatcher. Best identified by it's voice, rather than it's looks. They are amoung the last of the breeding birds to arrive, and first to head back south. They come, breed, leave, all in six weeks or two months.