Juvenile Western Kingbird begging for food from an adult

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Juvenile Western Kingbird begging for food from an adultJuvenile Western Kingbird begging for food from an adult – Nikon D810, f7.1, 1/1600, ISO 400, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

Late last month I photographed a Western Kingbird family in Box Elder County where the juveniles kept begging for food from the adult. The behaviors and movements were very interesting and it was challenging to photograph them because they move so fast. The juveniles are as big as the adults and have mastered their flying skills.

Even though the adult has its back to me in this frame I like the pose of the juvenile Western Kingbird with the spread wings, the eye contact and the open bill. By now the young kingbirds are finding food on their own and will fatten up before they migrate south.

Life is good.

Mia

7 Comments

  1. Eileen August 20, 2015 at 5:33 am

    Cute capture, Mia!

  2. Elephant's Child August 19, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Glorious. Thank you.

  3. Larry Muench August 19, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Beautiful shot! Love the pose, feather detail, colors, and especially the inside of the beak!

  4. Utahbooklover August 19, 2015 at 8:33 am

    I enjoy these unusual images you are able to capture Mia. Thanks!

  5. Patty Chadwick August 19, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Colors, composition, variety of textures….beautiful!!! Really tells a story….

  6. Ian Holland August 19, 2015 at 7:07 am

    Best shot that I have seen all year!

  7. Bev August 19, 2015 at 5:50 am

    Wow what a great action and life cycle shot!

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