Friday, August 3, 2007

Eastern Kingbirds

the really great thing about being a birder is that you can pretty much have an exciting encounter with a bird almost anywhere. Last night after dinner we needed to pick up something at our nearby Winn Dixie. I got out of the truck and noticed an Eastern Kingbird singing and flying around above our heads like a bat! Male birds will often do this when there is a territorial rival nearby. Well, there was another kingbird and he was over by the store doing his bat dance too. We watched both male kingbirds flutter back and forth singing and calling until one gave up and flew back into his own territory on the other side of the carpark. Visits to pick up groceries are normally very dull but last nights was great!

Happy birding


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