Eastern Kingbird Composite

Empidonax wrightii

My first meeting with the Eastern Kingbird was in Idaho (2005) while en route to Alaska. That encounter was at a distance too far to yield and usable images. A week later, having traveled through the Kootenay River Valley, then over the Rockies through Jasper National Park, would find me in Alberta at a place called Saskatoon Lake, outside of Grande Prairie. It was at this location I captured my first images of this bird. Ten years later, while on my “2015 Big Inter-Mountain Trip”, I renewed my acquaintance with this handsome bird. On that journey I found this bird in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Oregon.  It seemed to me that if you travel far enough north, this “Eastern” bird becomes a “Western” bird.

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