Friday, July 3, 2009
Long time, no see
I saw a kingbird perched on the power line behind the house today. They used to be regular visitors here, but disappeared a few years ago for reasons unknown. Their name is apt--they're such regal little birds. They'll sit motionless until a tasty bug comes along, swoop up instantly to catch it, and return to the perch as if nothing happened. It's adorable to watch. I'm glad they're back.
Illustration by Louis Agassiz Fuertes, 1901. Image from Wikimedia Commons.