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.
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.
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.