On Aug. 30, I saw my first Eastern Kingbirds of the season. I'd say there were six or seven and they had taken their usual spot at the tops of the palms. Today there were over a hundred and less were on the tops of the palms; most were perched in the trees. They are restless birds and spend a lot of time re-positioning. This evening, flocks of up to twenty-five migrated from tree to tree; landing, letting go, landing again, flying to another tree and having four or five go along, then five or six more then the rest straggled in. Then off to another tree. It was the end of the day and I suppose they were trying to find the safest, more comfortable place in an unfamiliar town, but boy were they ever restless. The Easterns don't stay here long, they go farther south fairly quickly. I suppose I'll see several waves come in and go out before they are gone for the season. A few Gray Kingsbirds were here this week also, a pair of them were in the mangroves at the edge of the last dock in the marina.
Four Easterns in the palm fruit. As I watched, a dozen birds flew in and out of this cluster.
Partial Yellow Warbler ;)
Still trying to get a decent shot of a Prothonotary.
My problem is I'd rather be out in the jungle 'hunting' than on the boat reading and writing. I am spending a lot of time below with the rains recently, but I have had no desire to blog lately. I get on the computer and play bridge or hearts instead.