Tuesday, May 6, 2008

an interesting sight

Saw my first eastern kingbird of the season on Sunday at Colt State Park in Bristol, RI. The little tyrant was terrorizing 5 starlings and clearly getting the upper hand. Kind of the inverse of mobbing. I knew kingbirds were bossy, but this guy was INTENSE. I'm sure if there had been more starlings, he would have gone after them too. I had a good laugh.

1 comment:

John said...

I have observed mockingbirds terrorize even larger groups of starlings, so I have no doubt that a kingbird could do it, too.