Today’s post comes from the Loess Bluffs NWR (formerly called Squaw Creek NWR) in northwest Missouri, as I passed through the area on my way home from the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon. The Eastern Kingbird is a common bird in Missouri. This bird is often seen perched on a tree/shrub limb near an open area and waiting for a passing insect. Here are a couple of my favorite images from the trip:
I often have encounters with this bird when mowing my rural acreage. As I mow, insects often scatter into the air and the kingbird swoops down from his perch to catch the insects in mid-air.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 7D Mark 2 body
- Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
- Handheld from the car window, with IS “On”
- ISO 500
- Aperture f/5.6
- Shutter 1/2000 sec.