Saturday, September 6, 2008

Kingbirds take to the sky

This morning on my walk, I saw Eastern Kingbirds streaming out of an oak tree. There were 20. They were just fluttering out, up, then over the next oak and were gone. These birds love Virginia Creeper vines, which are loaded with berries. Our oak trees are covered with Virginia Creeper.

As I watched I reminder myself to tell you that there were ten Gray Kingbirds seen on the wires near the Jekyll Island Convention Center this last week. Ten is a good number of Gray Kingbirds here.
Also this week I had four Common Nighthawk fly over my house. This species used to be a common sight here but in the last ten year they have almost disappeared. It was a delight to see them wheeling over head.

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