Eastern Phoebe

1/2000s at f8.0, ISO:800, Canon EOS-1D X w/800mm, X 1.4 converter

The Eastern Phoebe is a small flycatcher. It breeds in eastern North America and winters in southernmost USA and Central America. The breeding habitat of the Eastern Phoebe is open woodland, farmland and suburbs, often near water. It often nests on human structures such as bridges and buildings. Nesting activity may start as early as the first days of April. The nest is an open cup with a mud base and lined with moss and grass, built in crevice in a rock or man-made site; 3-8 eggs are laid. Both parents feed the young and usually raise two broods per year. This phoebe is insectivorous, and often perches conspicuously when seeking food items. It also eats fruits and berries in cooler weather.
Medicine Creek, NE