Suddenly, these flycatchers are all over the place, going after bugs in the treetops. As a result, I never really get close to them. Never the less, they stay still long enough to be photographed, and they often return to the same perch after a short bug chase.
Fine kingbird shots, Katy. We only have the Eastern variety here in KY, and I'm looking forward to watching them this year.
Do your western birds have that hidden red crest that they can show in times of high agitation? First saw it in a photo I took of a kingbird mobbing a blue heron over our local park pond. Thought I had some kind of hot pixel defect until I got home and read up on it!