Nesting Eastern Kingbirds!

July 11, 2013 in Nearby Landbirds

Eastern Kingbirds are found in many locations along the Merrimack.  The habitat along the river is very favorable for establishing a nest.  They frequently build nests ona tree limb over water. The nest usually consists of weeds, twigs, and grass. This nest was found at the north end of the Duck Bridge on Union Street.  It was very easy to view from the west side of the bridge and a joy to watch the parents incubate the eggs and later feed the hatchlings!  The adult has gray upperparts and white underparts with a black bill.