Ann and I took advantage of the nicer temperatures this past weekend. It was nice to get out to do a little birding. One thing we enjoyed was the antics of this Red-breasted Nuthatch. It was in a some brush, and not very close. It presented some lighting problems but I managed to get some shots. Here is one of them. Performing without a net or safety ropes. 🙂
We went back on Monday, tried to find it again. I played his call on my iPad, but we only attracted some wrens and an Eastern Phoebe. Go figure.
The juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron was back near his favorite area. I don’t know why we don’t see it more often as when we do, he is nearly always in the same place.
On the way home, we saw this Great Blue Heron in a nearby pond. At first he was just strolling looking for a likely meal, but eventually he tired of that and decided to take flight. My Canon EOS 7D Mark II with a Tamron 150-600mm lens grabbed it at about 1/4000 sec. at f6/3, ISO 400. Love that combination.
More in a few days. Enjoy.