American Redstart

Female American Redstarts are some of the friendliest creatures I’ve ever met. They come right over and say “hello”, usually perching too close to photograph. It takes a little backing up sometimes to get far enough away for a shot! The males, however, are not so friendly and couldn’t care less about photography. Imagine my surprise then, when this guy hopped out in front of me. I was begging and backing up. Begging and backing! Hold still buddy! He’ll never make that mistake again.

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Tennessee Warbler

Oriole photography is frustrating but it’s hard to be mad those beauties as they tiptoe through the treetops without a care in the world. whistling away as they casually keep a leaf or two between themselves and the photographer. Meanwhile, this Tennessee Warbler was up there shouting “Woo hoo! Look what I can do! Look at me!”

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