For want of small birds, he has learned to catch flies very skilfully.
Was it fair to catch flies on my Sunset on Arran before the paint was dry?
When she was little more than an infant it was a pleasure to her to catch flies, to pull off their wings, and maim them entirely.
Sometimes they let me out of the cage and I fly about the room and catch flies.
Kizzie liked to perch on my finger and catch flies for his dinner.
They sit on my breakfast tray and catch flies, and hang in a bunch by their tails, and reach out after my hand.
They work two or three hours at a time, but not hard, and then they knock off and catch flies.
Lizards crawl over the walls and ceilings, but they are harmless, and catch flies.
But both of us know the proverb about what you catch flies with.
The red-headed woodpecker has learned to catch flies like a common flycatcher.