Couch’s Kingbirds

Couch's kingbirds

By Barbara Jones, certified Texas Master Naturalist

On November 15th, I was very fortunate to see a small group of five or six Couch’s Kingbirds. This is a new sighting for me at our place between Aransas Pass and Ingleside. They were perching in a tall, nearly bare tree, watching for insects. The tree is very close to the pond, which has had a lot of dragonflies around it. Couch’s Kingbird diet consists of bees, wasps, dragonflies, other insects, and some fruits. I spied one of them with a wasp in its beak. Thanks to Glenn Gomez for the positive ID.

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