Eastern Phoebe

This brownish-gray, plump songbird appears to have large head for its size and can on occasion raise its head feathers up into a peak.  Their short, thin bills are ideal for catching flies and insects.  The Eastern Phoebe is very energetic, making frequent flights and forth among tree branches and fences on the perimeter of the Sanctuary looking for insects.  Watch for them to wag their tails up and down.