July’s featured bird has a gray head and back with a prominent crest on his head. The gray throat and bright yellow belly extends down to a reddish-brown tail. Eggs will appear to be white or buff with brown markings. A treetop hunter of deciduous forests and suburban areas, the Great Crested Flycatcher is easier to hear than to see. The call of the Great Crested Flycatcher is a a strong rising “wee-eep.” They also have a noisy grating call. To hear the calls press the play button below! This is a common bird of just about any wooded area, it lives high up in the trees rarely coming to the ground. The Flycatcher is aptly named because it feeds by “gleaning” insects from the leaves of trees, but will also eat fruit. Breeding throughout Ohio, this bird stuffs its nest with a collection of fur, feathers, string, snakeskin, small twigs and even trash! Who doesn’t love a bird that eats pesky bugs? See if you can spot one this summer.