It's interesting to see which birds lay claim to the open space I call my back yard. Earlier in the season a pair of kingbirds were letting everyone know it was their territory.
Now, there is a little Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe, telling the world she owns the space. They are both in the Tyrannidae family. That tyrant moniker fits. Kingbirds are rude and phoebes are cute but loud!
At any rate, I caught a fairly good picture.
She usually sits on the deck rail, or the empty bird feeder (we had to give it up because of the squirrels), or the bird bath, and was quite perturbed when I went out on the deck to try for a picture that wouldn't be through a dirty window. She chased between various trees, but I persevered and caught her with the camera. Only had to take 17 pictures to get 2 reasonably good ones. Thank goodness for digital!
In other news: I wrote all morning, and worked on a pet project that I'm not ready to share yet all afternoon. Didn't make much progress because I had to do a lot of recovery on it still due to last year's computer crash.
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