Thursday, July 19, 2012

Irondequoit Creek - July 4

Eastern Kingbird. On the Fourth of July my wife, another friend, and I kayaked down Irondequoit Creek. At one spot we came upon the nest of an Eastern Kingbird right over the creek in what I was to learn was the prototypical nesting situation for this species. The male was fiercely guarding the territory from other birds, but didn't pay any attention to us in the kayaks.

Eastern Kingbird