Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Eastern Kingbird, June 17, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday, ABC Wednesday, Signs, and Wednesday Waters

Wild Bird Wednesday
Eastern Kingbird, Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, June 1, 2015

The Eastern Kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus, winters in the tropics and migrates north to breed in the United States and southern Canada.  They are aggressive in defending their nests, even driving away larger birds such as hawks.

Eastern Kingbird on fence near Tennessee River in northwestern Alabama, USA, June 14, 2015

Kingbirds belong to the Flycatcher family, and their primary source of food is flying insects.

ABC Wednesday
W is for Wings
Turkey Vulture, June 8, 2015, Prentiss county, Mississippi, USA

Turkey Vultures (aka Buzzards) are ugly in the face, but aren't their wings impressive? 
I spotted this one right after a rain.  He held this pose for a few minutes as if he was drying his wings.

Signs, Signs
Eagle nesting area, Shiloh, Tennessee, USA

About once a month we visit the Bald Eagle nest at Shiloh.  The area is fenced off to protect the eagles, but with a zoom lens it is possible to get photographs.

Young Bald Eagle, June 1, 2015

When we were there in May, this young eagle was still in the nest. On our June visit, it was on a limb below the nest.  The eagle parents will continue to feed the young eagle as they teach it to catch its own food (fish).  It will be several years before it has the characteristic white head feathers of a mature eagle.

Wednesday Waters
June 14, 2015

Natchez Trace Parkway bridge across the Tennessee River in northwest Alabama.

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  1. Great capture of the Turkey Vulture spreading it's wings and also the young eagle.

  2. Such wonderful lighting on those ruffled river waters. Very scenic. And the wing span of the turkey vulture is amazing.

  3. I do like the look of that Kingbird! Nice shots.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne (for a couple of days!)

  4. Wonderful collection Lea. The Natchez trace is beautiful. We have a neighborhood eagle nest too, but everything happens earlier here in this heat. "Our"eaglet fledged in March and flew away in April.

  5. Wonderful birds and post. I love the juvie eagle. Great shots.

  6. Lovely shots of the birds....that vulture is really ugly, however. The river and the bridge look very inviting.

  7. Hopefully, "All" doesn't include Eagles!

  8. Great shot of the eagle and some very nice pictures.

  9. I like the Kingbird. We have the western here and it has a touch of yellow on the belly. Both birds very pretty..

  10. Great to see the eagles making a comeback. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  11. It's so exciting to see an eagle!

  12. Beautiful shots. Love the vulture with the outspread wings.

  13. Nice captures of the Kingbird....they never hold still here for very long!

  14. Love the peacefulness of the last shots and lovely shots of the Eagle

  15. The drawing of the eagle looks slightly more fierce than the eagle himself!


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