We Meet Again (And Again)!

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One thing that I’ve learned through extensive walking and photographing over the years is that many — perhaps even most — species of wildlife are territorial.  Be it a spider or a Bobcat, most animals stake out territories and then spend most of their lives within those territories.

That’s definitely true of this Black Phoebe.

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This little flycatcher has chosen for its home a particular mesquite tree that borders a creek at Sweetwater Wetlands.  Indeed, it has a favorite branch that overhangs the water.  From there it can surveil its domain, hunt insects, which it catches on the fly, and feel relatively secure from predators.

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I took these two photos several weeks apart, but it is the same bird, same tree, same branch.  A real homebody is this one.

Images taken with a Canon 5Diii, 400 DO.  The first image was shot at ISO 500, M setting, f5.6 @ 1/500.  The second photo was shot at ISO 640, Aperture preferred setting, f6.3 @ 1/400.

One response to “We Meet Again (And Again)!”

  1. Liesl Kii says :

    The Black Phoebe has found a home on this branch!

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