Stormy skies, leaves falling because of heat, and a flash of something in a tree…
Nope, it’s not a squirrel, but what is it?
Give me your guesses in the comments and I’ll check back later with the answer!
Aren’t brownish-grayish birds some of the hardest to figure out? But if you look carefully, that’s only his back…
Ok, we admit you needed a longer look. Flashes of birds in the bush rarely lead to identification. It’s the white belly that gives this bird away as an Eastern Kingbird–and a white edge across the tip of the tail, but that isn’t visible here. These fellows love catching insects on the wing, so you’ll often see them flip out of a bush, and then right back in again.
That’s during the summer. Come fall, kingbirds will start to gather into flocks for the winter, and switch over their diets to eating fruits.