This past year, I have paid much more attention the birds around here. Most of that focus was brought about as a result of a trip to the Smoky Mountains for a workshop with David Akoubian. The “bird nerd” in-chief really got me focused on the winged wonders that surround us all the time. Getting a great long-lens from Tamron also made this a pleasure.
I have been amazed at the varieties of birds we have seen especially as the seasons have changed. Winter has been a surprise to me. I guess I expected to see lots of sparrows, chickadees and cardinals but had no idea that the bluebirds and warblers would be so common. I posted a shot of a yellow-rumped warbler a few days ago thinking that I wouldn’t get a second chance. Well, now they are around most of the time. I got this nice portrait yesterday so, I guess they are winter residents now. That makes me happy!
Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AB 100 tripod
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
600mm @ f/8 – 1/125 sec – ISO 800
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