Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Eastern Kingbird, June 8, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday and Good Fences

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, May 20, 2016
Eastern Kingbirds, Tyrannus tyrannus, can be found across much of the United States and Canada. They lay 3 to 5 eggs in nests constructed of twigs and straw, lined with hair and rootlets.

Kingbirds belong to the Flycatcher family, and catch insects while in flight. Sometimes they sit on fences waiting for flying insects to come near them. They supplement their insect diet with berries and fruit.
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  1. senior king and junior king?

  2. Perfect images! They're such a striking bird. And the fence line makes for a great photo Lea.

  3. It's always nice when they sit for awhile on a fence. It makes for great images every time.

  4. Great photos, I must start looking for the kingbird. Thanks for sharing.

  5. What beautiful birds. I have to see if we have them at our farm. Very lovely shots Lea.

  6. What a cute little birds. I thought they were swallows. I love it when someone tells more about the birds he sees. Thank you for doing it. Oh, so nice that they sit on the fence. So it fits perfectly with Good Fences. (visiting you via Good Fences)

  7. i love seeing these beauties arrive in may each year. lovely shots!

  8. How neat to catch them on the barbed wire fence! Perfect for good fences!

  9. Cute birds and that 2nd shot really showed off the color of the fencing and the birds.

  10. Hard for me to think of these pretty birds as tyrants (unlike T. Rex). But of course, they're all related!


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