Eastern Kingbird

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The kingbird is a very large flycatcher (by flycatchers standards).   

We went on an ‘organzied’ butterfly walk this week. It was sponsored by the Miami County Parks. This hike was at the Stillwater Prairie Reserve.  I always enjoy taking their hikes, and learn a lot from the naturalist that lead them. I will post a few photos from the hike soon. 

So, back to this kingbird. When I first saw him land at the very top of this small tree, I thought it was a swallow. It was a little large, but it looked right. Then it started making so much racket. I guess it was not happy with us, or something. The naturalist pointed out that it was a Kingbird .. I learned something new:). 

~ Rick


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The dating game

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This is the first photo I have taken of a female and male Baltimore Oriole, together. It’s hard to see the female in the first photo, but it was clear that they were enjoying the morning. The second photo is of her in this same spot, as he is approaching. It’s the better of the two photos, although they both are lacking good focus. Still a fun shot, and I had to share it. 

~ Rick

 

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Hey, this is my pirch ....

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I was setting in my car when I saw this sparrow land. She was near the bottom of this 3 foot tall Compassplant. She climbed to the top, and seemed to shot out, “I am in control. This is my pirch and I’m not moving”. It was cute. 

~ Rick


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Blue jay

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 I saw this Blue Jay a few days ago. He was near the top of a tree, a long way from where I was standing. I took the photo anyway.  For some reason Blue Jays shots are always difficult. They don’t set still for long. I injoy the challenge:).  


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©2018 Rick Cartwright