Eastern Phoebe - click to enlarge

Eastern Phoebe

These birds always make it easier for me. Small birds drive me crazy but Phoebe’s like to sit on branches that hang over the water. Usually right where I am shooting large birds.

Eastern Phoebe - click to enlarge
Eastern Phoebe – click to enlarge

Whenever I see one I am standing on the banks of a swamp. This means minimal chasing and I can usually get a large number of shots.

Eastern Phoebe - click to enlarge
Eastern Phoebe – click to enlarge
Eastern Phoebe - click to enlarge
Eastern Phoebe – click to enlarge

Eastern Phoebe’s are the only fly catcher that winter in the southern US. They also have a problem with the larger Cowbirds laying eggs in their nests.

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