Posted by sydney on Aug 26th, 1792
A fly-catcher brings out a brood of young: & yet they will all withdraw & leave us by the 10th of next month.
Posted by sydney on Jun 5th, 1792
One Fly-catcher builds in the Virginia Creeper, over the garden-door: & one in the vine over the parlor-window. Between Newton & us we heard three Fern-owls chattering on the hill; one at the side of the High-wood, one at the top of the Bostal, & one near the Hermitage. That at the top of the Bostal is heard distinctly in my orchard. Fern-owls haunt year by year nearly the same spots.
Posted by sydney on Sep 5th, 1791
Cut 107 cucumbers. Nectarines are finely flavoured, but eaten by bees, & wasps. Churn-owl is seen over the village: fly-catchers seem to be gone.
Posted by sydney on Aug 31st, 1791
Cut 31 cucumbers. Fly-catcher still appears.
Posted by sydney on Aug 8th, 1791
Some young broods of fly-catchers fly about.
Posted by sydney on May 28th, 1789
A fly-catcher has built a nest in the great apricot-tree, in which there is one egg.
Posted by sydney on Jun 22nd, 1788
My fly-catchers left their nest this day.
Posted by sydney on May 28th, 1788
The Flycatcher, which was not seen ’till the 18th, has got a nest and four eggs.
Posted by sydney on Jun 1st, 1787
Some fly-catchers: but they do not yet begin to build. Carrots drawn.
Posted by sydney on Jun 11th, 1786
In Richd Bulter’s garden there is a Fly-catcher’s nest built in a very peculiar manner, being placed on a shelf that is fixed against the wall of an out-house, not five feet from the ground; & behind the head of an old rake lying on the shelf. On the same spot a pair of the same birds built last year; but as soon as there were young the nest was torn down by a cat.