Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Western Kingbirds arriving in California: San Luis National Wildlife Refuge
One of the tropical birds is the Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis). They spend the winter in southern Mexico and Central America, but spend the summers in western North America, with a few going as far as southern Canada.
Our excursion to the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge a week ago included several sightings of Kingbirds. The sun was on the wrong side for sharp pictures, but I was pleased with the backlit shot above of one taking off. I'm sure we'll have several more opportunities this summer!