I don't know how often this happens in Florida, but it can't be often--a Fork-tailed Flycatcher and a juvenile Eastern Kingbird sitting right next to each other. I received an alert that these birds were found today in the Lake Apopka Restoration Area. This area is normally closed to the public, but the person who found these birds arranged for regular people like me to come in and see the birds, though for today only. So I made my way there to see the sight. There was a Fork-tailed Flycatcher not too far away from this one last July, so this is the second I've seen here. Anyway, a storm was approaching as I found these birds, so the sky became gray and ugly. I had to over expose enough that the background appears mostly white in these photos. So we'll just call this an experiment in "high-key" photography, but really I just wanted to share the sight.
I think that is a young Eastern Kingbird, rather than Gray Kingbird. So jealous of the Fork-tailed....one of my top nemesis birds!ReplyDelete
Yep, you're right. I fixed my post. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Glad you were able to take advantage of a unique opportunity! That has to be a rare sight!ReplyDelete