Rare sight

Published 2:09 pm Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Western Kingbirds are usually found west of the Mississippi River during the summer. Occasionally they can be seen on the Outer Banks during those warmer months. But more rare is having them stop here during their winter migration to the tropics. The pictured Western Kingbird was recently photographed on Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. Feeding mostly on insects, such as flies, butterflies & moths, spiders, beetles, crickets, grasshoppers and other bugs, they will also eat selected fruits and berries.