Monday, April 02, 2007
I was in my front yard today when I heard a bird singing its little heart out. The song was clearly coming from the tree in front of the neighbor's house but I didn't have my glasses on. The robin nearby in the tree I could see but I knew it wasn't singing this particular song. I recruited my husband who is a better birder than I and he brought the binos.
Even I know that it is hard to identify warblers. This bird was quite obliging. He continued to sing on the same branch while I got my camera and tried for a few shots. He next allowed me to go upstairs, remove the screen from the window, lean out and locate him, set up my tripod and take his picture a few more times before he flew away. The extra steadiness my tripod gives me allowed me to enlarge the photo a few times so I can actually see the bird.
My husband thinks he might be a juvenile. I think he's cute. I wish I could have recorded the song which was quite complex and "warbling."
If I keep up all this bird photography I know I'm going to start salivating over a zoom lens before long. I have plenty to learn with the lenses and technology I have before I do any more shopping.