I only started noticing Eastern kingbirds last year. They’re only around in the summer (they migrate to the southern hemisphere for our winters), don’t come to feeders or hang out in residential neighborhoods (at least not in my experience), and they tend to perch in higher branches, so usually you need to be looking up to see one.
On our walk today, we passed something fluttering in the grass. It was a blackbird chick demanding to be fed. Its father — or some random adult male blackbird for all I know — complied. But he changed angles faster than I could change my focus. I had to take a picture anyway, since I’ve never seen a red-winged blackbird feeding … Read more