This pretty one landed on a stump not 20 feet away and seemed pretty interested in the guy intruding on its open space. Normally I wouldn’t bother with a picture as little birds are so fleeing and usually by the time I get my camera up to my eye, they are gone. This one however seemed quite content to pose and almost seemed to be giving me the stink eye at one point.
I don’t normally take pictures of ‘little birds’ as they are usually so skittish and I just don’t have the patience to try to get close. However, every now and then one makes itself readily available for my camera and such was the case with this Robin.
It hopped down to the lake’s edge, waded in, and took a quick bath. I didn’t get an image of it as it dunked its head in the water as that happened so darned fast. However, I did manage a few nice pics of it including one with water drops flying in the air.
These common birds live year-round in the contiguous United States and are oftentimes found foraging on the ground for a meal.
I don’t normally train my camera on little birds as they tend to be so darned skittish plus I don’t usually even know what they are. This time however was a bit different in that American Robins are easily identified. This pair was flittering about in a tree Saturday, chasing each other incessantly. Pretty tough to stay framed on one of them, let alone two. Not sure if they were mad at each other or perhaps was part of a mating ritual. Either way, it was kind of fun to watch.
This tree had some type of berries on it earlier this summer so it was a flurry of feathered activity as the birds had a feast. This American Robin was doing its best to hide from me but I managed one decent shot of it before it disappeared further into the brush.
Yesterday I was taking pictures of this adult #owl who was hanging out not far from my home. Instead of taking up a spot in the sheltered interior of the tree like normal, it had chosen to be out in the open. Unfortunately for it, being so exposed, it was constantly being hassled by smaller birds.
I didn’t think I had gotten any pics of the action until I got home and looked at this image closely. It appears this Robin (at least that is what I think it is) pretty much rammed the owl or came darned close. Notice too that the Robin actually has a worm or something in its mouth. I do wish the owl’s head had been turned so it could be seen but it is a unique image / moment so I am not complaining too much.