Photo taken in Okanagan Falls, BC — May 30, 2020
Considered one of the baddest of the bird kingdom badasses, the Eastern Kingbird is practically fearless — they’ll go after red-tailed hawks, for pity’s sake. This one, however, was somewhat more placid and devoted to its domestic duties. We found it high in a tree gathering nesting material and in no mood to harass or challenge us. Which is just as well: I don’t think we would have fared well in a fight.
* Why I didn’t post it: On the same day I found this Eastern Kingbird I also took a great (well, I liked it…) photo of a Tree Swallow. Those bright swallow colours must have blinded me to the beauty of the Eastern Kingbird; I posted the photo of the swallow and moved on. I now think I should have posted both. What do you think?
* I took a lot of photos in 2020, more than in any previous year. Some I shared, but looking back I’ve found many I didn’t. Maybe I thought they weren’t good enough, maybe I had something else to post or maybe…I just plain forgot. As the year winds down I’m rectifying those oversights and posting some photos I overlooked earlier in 2020.