|...sure enough, the male gnatcatcher snatched up the protein-rich larva right in front of me! The instant I clicked the shutter, he glanced my way, warning me off the tasty treat with a birdy (but steely) stink eye...|
|...hmmmm...is that another?|
|...it definitely was, and within seconds, he jumped to the next branch over and nabbed another unsuspecting caterpillar.|
How do you tell a male Blue-gray Gnatcatcher from a female?
Just look for "eyebrows." During the breeding season when males are in their alternate breeding plumage, you'll see a thick, black line above their eyes:
|Male Blue-gray Gnatcatchers in breeding plumage sport dark eyebrows!|