Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Eastern Kingbird

On one of the many gloomy, rainy day's we've been having
 here at the Jersey Shore,
 
I was so excited to spot the Eastern Kingbird, way up high in this tree. 
 
As I photographed this bird, I had no idea what it was...
 
I just knew that it was a first for me!!
 
After a quick flip through my bird books,
I learned that this bird is very common in these parts,
but I have never seen one.
 
It is very distinctive in flight, with it's whitey, white "undercarriage",
and the conspicuous white tip on its gray/black tail.
 
Isn't it so exciting to see a bird for the first time?
Even when it's a kind of common bird!!
 
June 8, 2013
 

22 comments:

  1. i get to see them occasionally here, too. love them!

    but this is one bird i ALWAYS get wrong in the name. for some reason, i always say WESTERN kingbird by mistake! :)

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  2. Congrats on your lifer, Debbie! The Eastern Kingbird is an awesome bird. Great shots!

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  3. Oh it is exciting! I have been seeing so many cool birds at the farm, but can't get pictures. You have to come see the blue birds they are so cute.

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  4. WooHoo! So exciting! I love how all of the gray tones work together in the bird and sky.

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  5. Congrats- it's always fun to see the first one.

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  6. Beautiful bird - and stunning composition in the photo... the tones, and this guy standing out on top of those branches!! LOVE catching birds when they're sitting way up on top like that!

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  7. Thanks Debbie I have had two of them sitting on my fence in the field for weeks and wondered what they were. Yes it is nice to see new birds. Great shots. Hug B

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  8. Very nice and very pretty. We get them in the spring and fall. I am so glad that you got such a good picture of him.

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  9. It IS!!! The new birds I see are mostly from you these days! I have a birding journal that goes back 30 years or more. Have not added a new one in 18 months!
    Love seeing YOURS!!

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  10. It's so amazing to me that a bird can teeter on the tiny branch. Great shots!

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  11. As always you take such wonderful photos.

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  12. Hi Debbie...Congrat's on a newbie for ya!
    If you had come by my post from yesterday you would have seen one there too, but you got much better shot's than I !! : )
    Nice one !!
    Grace

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  13. ...always exciting to spot a bird! and to capture one so beautifully....this winged friend of yours look so regal perched up on a branch...makes me wish I too had wings...:)

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  14. Hi Debbie,
    It's a pretty bird... and I love how you've captured it up there surveying its domain.
    Always a treat to see a new one isn't it :D)

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  15. They are beautiful.
    Sometimes here some birds come and next year I have other birds around me.
    looks like they change places from time to time:)

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  16. I've seen a couple in the outlying areas near the river, but did not get such great captures like these.

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  17. I've never seen one either.
    He looks so regal sitting way up there in that tree!

    Happy day to you, Debbie!

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  18. We have them here, too, but I rarely see them. You got some nice shots! I don't think I've ever photographed one.

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  19. You got some great shots! I love how he's silhouetted against the sky--very nice.

    I love seeing any kind of animal (except snakes) for the first time "in person."

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  20. Congratulations and you got good pictures as well.

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  21. Always great to see a bird we haven't set eyes on before. Lovely photos Debbie :)

    Wishing you a great day,
    Denise
    An English Girl Rambles

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  22. You always capture the best pictures of these different birds. I am so impressed with all of the different kind. For some reason I don't see a lot of birds although we do have a cute family of ducks that I will be posting in the near future.
    Blessings!

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