Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Today's Bird: Eastern Wood Pewee

Today's bird is the Eastern Wood Pewee!  He's one of many types of flycatchers that live in the United States. His name's pretty much a give-away for where he summers and what he eats.  His main gig is sitting on top of branches like this, shooting up, grabbing bugs and landing to eat them.  It often makes them a good target for photography because they'll sit still (like this) while they wait for something to pass by.  The first one of these I actually saw was on my in-law's property in Western Pennsylvania, but I took this photograph on South Padre Island at the Valley Land Fund's Sheepshead Lot (near the Pizza Hut, if any of my local friends want to go) on Sunday, April 29, 2012.

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