I had fun photographing Western Kingbirds again yesterday on Antelope Island State Park and hours later I was still hearing their calls in my mind. They chatter and squeak a lot and they also spend a lot of time taking off and landing. Yesterday I focused on landing, take offs and flight shots. The sagebrush in the image above seems to be a favorite perch.
But they also like fence posts and sign posts too. This Western Kingbird came in to land on the sign post and judging by the position of its feet I think it almost missed the landing.
I did get a few flight shots yesterday but I liked this one the most because of the wing position, the head turn and the eye contact. That over the wing look gets me every time. I always enjoy getting photographs of Western Kingbirds on the wing.
Life is good.
I will be away for a bit and will try to post from the road. Okay not actually from the road because that would impede traffic. 🙂