Date: 6/29/17 9:07 pm From: Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Subject: [Arlington Birds] Kingbird and Chicks, Upper Mystic Lake 6/29/17
Went over to check out the Kingbird chicks about 4:30 or this afternoon. Ran into Rich Turk. We spent quite awhile watching them being fed. The lighting was not the greatest. Particularly with no sun. But it was fun to watch them and take some photos. They seem to be moving their wings a little. Maybe getting ready to fledge.
I am curious about one of the parent Kingbirds that had a reddish spot under its chin. I know they sometimes have red on their crown. But I have never noticed it under the chin. Is it a breeding sign? I should think it is a little early for that. Any ideas?