I'm an avid birder and nature photographer wishing to share some of my sightings & images taken while out in the "wilds" of Cape Ann and surrounding New England countryside. More images can be found on my web site at New England Birds Plus Enjoy, Phil Brown

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cassin's Kingbird

A Cassin's Kingbird, a bird I saw on several occasions on it's home turf in Arizona this past September, found it's way to the Cherry Hill Reservoir at some point over the past few weeks.

A couple of images from November 28, 2011. The Kingbird was foraging in the Xmas Tree Farm at the southern end of the Reservoir today.

and a new video clip with the Kingbird calling - a single call repeated 3 times.

This 25 second clip is the one call I recorded. The call is repeated as I copied the 5 second clip end to end 5 times. Turn up your speakers and try to listen through the tractor that was working nearby.

This is the best of today's attempt to capture this bird at quite a distance and 1000mm. "Click" on any image below for a larger 1440 x 900 version.

A 2 1/2 minute video clip with the Kingbird flying out and returning to it's preferred hunting perch in the second half.

It made several flights, coming back with a tidbit after each trip. Here it's just swallowed the bug seen in the image above.

Between flights a bit of time to check out the many birders that stopped by.

Another return to the preferred hunting perch.

Just prior to sallying out for another bug.

and back again.