Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tybee Gray Kingbird update

Not quite as exciting as banding oystercatcher chicks, but still worth noting. The female gray kingbird is sitting on her nest in the top of a palm tree in the parking lot of the Ocean Plaza Resort. She did not, after all, make a nest in the sign.
Female Gray Kingbird on nest
Her mate keeps watch nearby, often perched on the sign itself.
Gray Kingbird keeping watch
One hazard of nesting above a parking lot is cars and car mirrors. I watched as presumably the male attempted to drive off the intruder reflected in the windows and mirrors.

Gray kingbird on car mirror.

1 comment:

  1. Babies and puppies can have the same upset when encountering a friend or a rival reflected in a mirror