What a surprise. This is a new bird for me, discovered in an enchanting moment under the hemlock that stands outside my door. As he flittered around the edges and before I knew what I was watching, I snapped six photos.
Photo no. 1 was this surprise image. The flying image below is photo no. 6. Everything in between is a series of blurs. A very quickly moving little gem. I am thrilled to have stumbled upon him! According to Peterson, Tennessee is in this bird's wintering range.
Submitted to Bird Photography Weekly #13 at Birdfreak.com to promote the conservation of our world's birds!
Ocean Trail at Palos Verdes Nature Preserve, California--2015
Bird-banding at Seven Islands State Birding Park--2014
Bird-banding at Seven Islands
Enjoying Gray Jays in Churchill!--2014
Smithsonian National Zoo with one of my Whooping Crane banners and son, John--2014
The Incredible Muir Woods near Stinson Beach, CA--2014
Me and Denali--2012
For the Love of It...
...the sage sees heaven reflected in Nature as in a mirror, and he pursues this Art, not for the sake of gold or silver, but for the love of the knowledge which it reveals.