Eastern Phoebe
Sayornis phoebe

f5 @ 1/800s, ISO:800, Nikon D3S w 500mm


"Eastern Phoebe," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The eastern phoebe is a small passerine bird. This tyrant flycatcher breeds in eastern North America, although its normal range does not include the southeastern coastal United States. It is migratory, wintering in the southernmost United States and Central America. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe. This is one of the first birds to return to the breeding grounds in spring and one of the last to leave in the fall. They arrive for breeding in mid-late March, but they return to winter quarters around the same time when other migrant songbirds do, in September and early October; migration times have stayed the same in the last 100 years.
Laguna Seca Ranch, Edinburg, Texas
 
01/22/2016