Monday, March 29, 2010

Kingbirds


The biggest family of birds is flycatchers, and within that is the kingbird (Tyrannus) genus. So, here's some of those birds, why not eh? Top to bottom: Tropical Kingbird (taken in Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica), Gray Kingbird (Tobago), Eastern Kingbird (Coastal Texas), and the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Hill Country, Texas) Abc Wed (K), Nature Notes

33 comments:

NatureFootstep said...

you have so many nice birds over there. :) It is always nice to visit your blogg.

Clytie said...

Beautiful birds, beautiful photos.

Debra said...

These are great captures....they are beautiful birds! I've just been looking through your blog and admiring your photography...you have some fantastic photos!

Milla said...

Great pictures, nice bird

Carol said...

Great photos! All these Kingbirds are beautiful, but that scissor-tailed is gorgeous.

photowannabe said...

Gorgeous birds. I love the tails. They are so long and flowy. Great choice for the letter k.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous photos as always! And what lovely birds! Love the colors! Have a great week, Jill!

Sylvia

Joy said...

I love the contrast of the delicate bird balanced on barbed wire.

Stan Ski said...

Your love of birds rewards us with fine photography.

Changnoi said...

Amazing! Love the tail feathers on the bottom picture.

Amy said...

The scissor-tailed one has the longest feathers I've ever seen! Great photos!

Cacai M. said...

Wow.. beautiful birds! And I love how it were caught by the cam... cool!

Here's my ABC Wednesday --- K is for KITTEN .. ~hugs~

:)

LisaF said...

LOVE the first little guy. Great capture. All of the photos are truly beautiful. You must have a lot of patience to wait for the right shot.

Roger Owen Green said...

You kapture these well.

KRamblin' Kwith KRoger (ABC team)

jay said...

I love the Kingbird! We don't have those here!

Gattina said...

What pretty little birds !
Gattina from the ABC team

jason said...

Oh, I'm a nut for scissor-tailed flycatchers. What a gorgeous bird!

Tumblewords: said...

Your photography is superb! What a pleasure to see.

Diane AZ said...

I enjoyed seeing your beautiful kingbirds and scissor-tailed flycatcher. The only kingbird I've seen is the Western Kingbird.

ramblingwoods said...

I guess you really do have to do some traveling if you want to see some of the birds you have been able to photograph. Lovely photos.. Thank you for sharing my outrage over the shooting of the geese. Sometimes I feel that I am the only wildlife lover in the area.....Michelle

Nydia said...

I've been learning a lot about birds since I found your blog! :o)

I wish I could caress the top of their little heads with my finger, they're always so sweet!

Kisses from Nydia.

Grace and Bradley said...

You are such a good bird photographer and you must have traveled far to gather these nice bird images.

Tarun Mitra said...

what a beautiful and colorful photographs..:)

ksdoolittle said...

Check out the beak on that gray kingbird!! Almost like a kingfisher. What beautiful birds! Every spring I have an Eastern Kingbird that stops by on my property just long enough to let me know he's there, then I don't see him again until the next spring. Great photos! ~ks

Anna said...

Beautiful bird photos! It must not be easy to take pictures of creatures that any second can fly away!
Best wishes,
Anna
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Gel said...

Gorgeous bird shots. Artistically done, too!

A Garden of Threads said...

Great photos.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Amazing photos. Happy Easter. Valerie

Hootin' Anni said...

Why these photos are so perfect you should publish them...they'd be awesome in a 'coffee table' book!!!

Mine is Easter Rabbits

Have a glorious holiday weekend!

Snap said...

Lovely shots of one of my favorite birds ... kingbird... guess I like the name! :D :D :D Happy Critter Day!

Michael said...

As ever - cool pics.

eileeninmd said...

Jill, wonderful collection of Kingbird photos.

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

So pretty! The tail on the last one is amazing.