Thursday, December 8, 2011

Western Kingbirds in Hendry County

Thursday December 8th
Deer Fence Canal Road, Hendry County

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Charlie Ewell recently posted on Birdbrains on a very late Gray Kingbird in the company of a flock of Western Kingbirds and Scissor tailed Flycatchers in Hendry County.  So I took the long drive to look for myself and they were exactly were the prior sighting had noted. They stayed busy hawking bugs and were accompanied by several Palm, Yellow-rumped and Pine Warblers.
Western Kingbird
Gray Kingbird
Gray Kingbird

Now if I could just  manage to locate the vermillian and ash-throated flycatchers at Lucky Hammock before they disappear.  Other sightings today included American Crow, Barred Owl, Gray Catbirds, FOS American Robins, Wood Storks, dozens of American Kestels, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Harriers, Red-shouldered Hawks, Crested Caracara, Sandhill Cranes and Eastern Phoebes.

1 comment:

  1. Do the western kingbirds fly in flocks? Just had a flock come to my hollyoak tree eating insects and berries. The flocks usually come in two parts taking turns on the tree.