A morning stroll at Essex Woods produced a few photographs. It was such a beautiful morning and I have been looking forward to a walk around this in city bog.
Tree Swallows were very active and noisy. I first came upon a pair of Hooded Mergansers. While watching the Hoodies a Cormorant flew over, landed in the water and immediately took off again. Evidentially it changed its mind! I found a couple Mallard pairs in different areas and a Canada Goose swam by in the distance.
I kept an eye out for some warblers but found none. I did see three Chickadees but was unable to get any photos. They did not light for long on any one branch. As I was headed back to our vehicle I heard and saw a bird fly into a tree pretty close to the walk way. It was a beautiful Eastern King Bird. It posed so pretty for me as I snapped several photos.
Did you know?
“It’s not called a kingbird for nothing. The Eastern Kingbird has a crown of yellow, orange, or red feathers on its head, but the crown is usually concealed. When it encounters a potential predator the kingbird may simultaneously raise its bright crown patch, stretch its beak wide open to reveal a red gape, and dive-bomb the intruder. ‘ (Source: ALL ABOUT BIRDS)
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