Wednesday, June 8, 2011

World Bird Wednesday XXIX

I guess I missed another week last week. In my defense, it was a holiday week and those get crazy.

This week is all about a flycatcher. It is the Eastern Kingbird and they are a summer resident in Northern Virginia. It is one of the 6 in the Kingbird family. In the summer, it is common around semi-open habitat like my lake. They are often around water. They are solitary or small family groups, but they can be in a flock of hundreds during migration. They hang out on open branches and look for insects to eat. The white tip on their tail is an indicator that it is an Eastern Kingbird.

I have seen a bunch of these around the lake recently and fewer insects. Go figure....

Another type of Flycatcher, I noticed that the Barn Swallows have made a nest inside the lake spill control platform. (I know I said that this was only about the Eastern Kingbird)


  1. Lovely shots of the Eastern Kingbird Steve.

  2. Great shots of all!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  3. Great photos! Kingbirds are beautiful!

  4. Really nice captures of the Kingbird -- it is lovely!

  5. Lovely birds! Very nice shots!