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.
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.
|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.
|June 14, 2015|
Natchez Trace Parkway bridge across the Tennessee River in northwest Alabama.
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