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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

September 28, 2007
5:38 PM

Post #4027465

This bird landed in the top of my backyard neighbors' tall tree. I could tell it looks a bit different from most birds I am used to seeing. This pic is heavily cropped. I thought maybe one of the bird experts might be able to ID it.

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OldNed

OldNed
Merritt Island, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 28, 2007
5:44 PM

Post #4027485

Looks like an Eastern Kingbird...not a bird-feeder critter (eats bugs). They'll be migrating out very soon.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

September 28, 2007
5:47 PM

Post #4027496

Thanks, Ned...never have seen one of those before!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 28, 2007
5:48 PM

Post #4027501

Heres the page on them; look under Cool Facts to see some interesting reading on them.

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Eastern_Kingbird.html
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

September 28, 2007
6:03 PM

Post #4027551

Thanks Pelletory. After Ned identified the bird I googled it and checked out a few links. One thing it likes to do is perch in the very tops of trees!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 28, 2007
6:05 PM

Post #4027556

Just like Hawks; the better to see the other birds.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2007
9:00 PM

Post #4028118

Yep, Eastern Kingbird.

After large insects, rather than other birds, though.

Resin

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Other Bird Identification Threads you might be interested in:

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CLOSED: can anybody ID this bird (#2) lilyfantn 15 Dec 12, 2009 2:52 AM
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CLOSED: This was in a field across from my house in north Jersey ago wilkins2 2 Mar 11, 2007 12:18 PM


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