tyrannus (monarch, ruler) tyrannus (ditto)
Sunday, July 1, 1979 — 1:15 pm
Barrington, Illinois – Crabtree Nature Center
I was starting to get serious about birding by this time. Mom told us about Crabtree, and Sally and I decided to check it out. On this, my first visit, I saw five lifers. I might have done better, but we spent most of the three hours of our visit sitting on secluded benches making out.
We were standing on the observation platform overlooking a large field near the apple orchard. The Eastern Kingbird flew toward us followed closely by a Barn Swallow. The kingbird landed in an apple tree in the orchard.