While it was a failed attempt to find a particular bird I was fortunate enough to have photographed an Eastern Meadowlark.
Such a vibrant yellow chest with their distinguished black v-shaped mark. You may be able to view a couple of the Eastern Meadowlarks perched on fence posts overlooking open fields. Upon my observation, it seems they like to perch on cattle dung mounds as well.
Click on any of the photos to view the video. Unfortunately, it was a very windy day so there is no sound. I will upload a new video with sound when I can!
Another very patient wading bird, the Green Heron. I actually timed this one. Just a couple of blinks, this bird stood still for over 3 minutes. That’s a long time, but I think the Great Blue Heron beats him in the stand like a statue competition.
I headed out yesterday determined to get more macro shots focusing on some specific insects and plant species, and well that didn’t happen.
While hiking all I was hearing was the peaceful sounds of nature and birds… birds everywhere. I realized this day is not going to be a macro day, it was going to be a birding day. I trekked back to the car to get my other lens and tripod. I found a great spot and I set up camp.
Sometimes things are not always the way you plan, and that is exactly how nature is. Nature will give you all the photo opportunities only if you listen and be patient.
That morning, I headed out just before the sun rose to my favorite place. It was a weird feeling. It was like Chassahowitzka was telling me that it was not a good day to be there. (I hope other photographers know what I mean) So I respected that feeling and traveled to another location and in return, I had the best birding day ever!
A new butterfly to put on my species list… Hackberry Emperor!
I was just looking around and I saw something land on the pine tree. I was guessing it was this butterfly then I debunked that id and this went on for about a minute. (A minute is a long time when you are trying to id something just from memory)
It is a great feeling to have when you see a species you haven’t seen or heard of for the first time, especially in their natural habitat.
By the time I got out of the car to take more photos, it flew away peacefully into the forest!