Eastern Kingbird on nest at Duck Bridge!

June 14, 2012 in Nearby Landbirds

What a surprise to discover a Kingbird nest one morning while scanning for Peregrine Falcons over the Merrimack River.  The Duck bridge provides a terrific platform to scan up and won river for bird life and other creatures.  While keeping one eye open for fast moving bike riders, another eye is looking for bird life.  Lo and behold, a nest is noticed.  Further observation reveals a female Kingbird incubating eggs.  The female typically does most of the incubating with the male Kingbird ever-watchful and perched nearby to warn off unwelcome intruders!

A few more photos posted online:  http://www.pbase.com/birdshots/image/144835428   Click “next” in upper right to advance frames!