Date: 7/31/20 10:16 am From: John Schladweiler via Mnbird <mnbird...> Subject: Re: [Mnbird] Somebody always wants your lunch
About 40 years ago I lived in a small town in Western MN. We had a pair of Western Kingbirds that nested on a transformer platform in the alley. Every time I mowed the lawn one of the pair would come and perch on the clothesline and pick off the bugs that the mower was kicking up. Both the birds and I considered it a mobile food plot.
On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 11:15 AM Linda Whyte via Mnbird < <mnbird...> wrote:
> Maybe it has always been this way, but let's hope it doesn't indicate a > new dearth of insects. > Linda Whyte > > On Fri, Jul 31, 2020, 10:01 AM DONALD GRUSSING Owner via Mnbird < > <mnbird...> wrote: > >> Interesting behavior in my neighborhood. The Bluebirds are working hard >> to catch bugs for their second hatch. But a male Phoebe has made it harder. >> He follows the Bluebirds, and when they drop from their perch to retrieve a >> bug, he beats them to it, or sometimes tries to snatch it from them in the >> air. >> Luckily his nest appears to be off a ways, so they have enough moments of >> free hunting to keep going. >> >> The Phoebe is most active in the morning, but the Bluebirds hunt all day >> long. >> >> Don Grussing >> Minnetonka >> _______________________________________________ >> Mnbird mailing list >> <Mnbird...> >> http://lists.mnbird.net/mailman/listinfo/mnbird_lists.mnbird.net >> > _______________________________________________ > Mnbird mailing list > <Mnbird...> > http://lists.mnbird.net/mailman/listinfo/mnbird_lists.mnbird.net >