Tyrannus tyrannus juniors

Yesterday I noticed a large corvid being chased by something small. I couldn’t get on either of them quick enough tell who was who, but afterwards I noticed an Eastern Kingbird perched on one of the London planes lining the northern edge of Sunset Park. Could this have been the pursuer? They don’t call them Tyrannus tyrannus for nothing. Some minutes later, I saw the whole family. Some snapshots were the result. Above: adult on the left, fledgling on the right.Kingbirds aren’t uncommon in parks, especially perched over water or meadows, but I don’t recall seeing one from the home windows. Above are the two fledglings. They chirped incessantly for food, their pink-red mouths marking their hungry maws. (This was on the plane tree across the street; the same branch has also hosted mating Kestrels.) Youngsters above and below.

2 Responses to “Tyrannus tyrannus juniors”


  1. 1 peopleplaceswords August 11, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    fledglings have the over-indulged look that I associate with my so called adult children.

  2. 2 Mike Bizeau August 16, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Beautiful photos and a sight I wish I could have seen. thanks for posting.


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