If you haven’t ever used the words flashy, showy, or hyperactive to describe the American Redstart, chances are you haven’t looked at them correctly. These little devils light up forests across a good portion of the continent, utilizing bright color combinations to flush out their insect prey. Their song is equally as explosive as their character, a varying series of high-pitched notes that is often described as “sneeze-like”. While a general favorite of birders, they are notorious among those who enjoy photography because they never stop moving. Ever. It’s actually incredible how mobile this species is; every second is spent wing-flicking, tail-flanning, and whatever else they do to ensure that there’s a bit of blur in the photo. I was extremely lucky to catch this guy low, and you can bet he was out of reach in the next second. #americanredstart
Reunited babies!! 💞 I’m gonna separate them again for bed time because I would hate for an accident to happen while I’m asleep, but they’ll be able to see and talk to each other still. Thank you guys SO much for the help, we couldn’t have gotten through this without you beautiful souls. 🥰
This is Moe (right) He’s named after the bully from Calvin & Hobbes because he too is a big jerk-face. You have to keep your eye on him otherwise he’ll poke you on the head and steal your orange slice.
I am over whelmed with the gracious attitude of this tiny predator. I appreciate its patience and confidence to open its wings to break the rule - circle of fear. Though it has taken 3 hours to reach us from 500 mm telephoto lens to 18mm wide angle. I once again felt the coexistence is a practical experience to love the nature.. It is an amazing experience with co birders who resist me to not to move from car, somehow, I felt like a soul mate to have an approach and I don't have a good frame of this beauty. I started slowly approaching it. My friends just followed me to reach 18mm. After all show it is not moved from it's place except once to the top of a branch and return to its favourite place.
God bless these tiny creatures. Thanks to the bird and my birding mates to have a good approach.
O Hidden Life, vibrant in every atom; O Hidden Light, shining in every creature; O Hidden Love, embracing all in Oneness; May all who feel themselves as one with Thee, Know they are therefore one with every other. -Annie besant
WB at daylight
Remember that beautiful **Great Horned Owl** mama and her single owlet in a not-so-good-looking nest?! He has been growing by leaps and bounds and has actually fledged since I took these two shots of them! Stay tuned for more!!!