Tag Archives: eastern kingbird

Walk the Trails .. See the Sights .. Gather the Memories

One of the larger flycatchers you are likely to see along many of the trails around the lake is the eastern kingbird. They tend to perch on open branches that extend over areas with abundant insects. Lake Shabbona offers many settings like the open forest edges that encompass the lake ...

What A Great Time For A Hike!

Eastern Kingbird  I think the most abundant bird at the lake is the eastern kingbird. If you have never seen one, this is the place to visit. Look along the shore line for possible perch locations. They love the trees, sticks and stumps closest to the waters edge. It gives them ...

In, On and Around the Lake

During my walks through the trails of Lake Shabbona this past month I found myself paying more attention to the habitats in and on the lake.  As a birder I find that I walk around looking up more often than down. Because birds fly, I am naturally scanning an area ...