Friday, August 23, 2013

Two Eastern Phoebes at Florence River Park


I found these two Eastern Phoebes (a1 & a2 are the same bird as are b1 & b2) at Florence River Park. This Phoebe had a fairly strong yellowish wash across it's belly that got washed out some in my photos.


We do get Eastern Phoebes every year at this nice little park along the Arkansas River. However, I have been to this location several times over the past month but have not seen any Eastern Phoebes so these are likely engaged in post breeding dispersal.


I got the second phoebe at an odd angle in the photo that makes it beak look larger. Both sallied often after flying insects then pumped their tails downward in typical phoebe fashion when perched. SeEtta