Always On Guard

Barb Miller

Berthoud, Colorado, United States

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Artist's Description

This innocent-looking little Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) watches and is very guarded of his territory. His voice is in keeping with its sometime vicious behavior — a shrill, metallic twitter that sounds like a tape on fast-forward.

I’m anxiously waiting their arrival as they show up here mid-March through mid-September over much of the state of Colorado. They prefer grasslands, shrublands, and open country with scattered trees.

Kingbirds will dive-bomb hawks and sometimes drive then from their turf. In the cottonwood trees to the west and north of me there are several hawk nests. Sometimes it’s like a carnival in the skies.

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