Eastern Kingbirds (Five Photographs)

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Taken on August 2, 2016, this was the first time I saw the chicks in the nest (for background on nests read my post on Monday). The conditions were horrible, back-lighting, leaves flying in the wind between the birds and my camera. In addition, close cropping has enhanced the grain. These are some of the many photos I took in a very short period. Most of the time the birds seemed to have their eyes closed as if they were sensitive to the sunlight. I am ending with the parent flying in as a lead up to Friday’s post where there will be more shots of this nest.

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32 responses

  1. Beautiful!!

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    September 21, 2016 at 2:18 am

  2. mystical

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    September 21, 2016 at 7:10 am

  3. Love these! Right up my alley!

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    September 21, 2016 at 10:10 am

  4. Very aptly named “Kingbird” or may be its just your shots, but the little one has all the mannerisms of a “King”.

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    September 21, 2016 at 10:59 am

  5. Awesome!

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    September 21, 2016 at 11:03 am

  6. Wow, these are fascinating! I’ve never seen Eastern Kingbird chcks before. I like how this bird used a blue twist-tie or ribbon as part of the nest :-). Beautiful photos!

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    September 21, 2016 at 11:10 am

  7. TPJ

    Great shots !

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    September 21, 2016 at 11:23 am

  8. Definitely caused a sharp intake of breath and uprising of joy here.

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    September 21, 2016 at 12:21 pm

  9. How incredible! I absolutely love this bit of nature. Thanks for sharing.

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    September 21, 2016 at 2:34 pm

  10. Wonderful!

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    September 21, 2016 at 2:36 pm

  11. Great photos, despite those adverse conditions!

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    September 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm

  12. Amazing captures!

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    September 21, 2016 at 6:45 pm

  13. I think these are wonderful images, Victor! You are too hard on yourself – they tell a great story.

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    September 21, 2016 at 9:47 pm

  14. I do get a sense of frustration in your writing. Reading the post I can understand why. However, under the circumstances they are a series of very good bird captures. Congrats!

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    September 21, 2016 at 9:56 pm

  15. Wonderful photos of these kingbird fledglings! They look like “old men” when their head and neck feathers haven’t come in yet. 🙂 The photo with the parent flying in for the feeding is a cool action shot! I always enjoy your photos, Victor! 🙂

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    September 21, 2016 at 10:25 pm

  16. Amazing. A wonderful treat for a birder, rarely seen. Thanks.

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    September 22, 2016 at 9:51 pm

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