|Red-eyed Vireo above|
Sometimes when I head out on bird watch, especially during migration, I am overwhelmed by the sheer number of birds all around me. At times this means a variety of bird species and other times it simply means large numbers of the same species. Of course I prefer the former, although when it is a bird I have never seen before, the large numbers increase my chances at decent photos.
Very recently I came across the Red-eyed Vireo in the River Valley on just such an occasion. At the time I didn't know what I was looking at. I only knew that I had sighted something new, which is of course always fantastic and exiting.
|Red-eyed Vireo to the left|
|Red-eyed Vireo to the right|
|Red-eyed Vireo directly above|
I finally decided to focus on the bushes on just one side of the trail and attempt to track just individual birds with my camera lens for as long as I could. At first the sound of the camera startled the birds, but they soon got used to it, and thankfully chose to ignore it in favor of continuing their hunt for food. I of course breathed a sigh of relief, since often birds will fly off because of the strange sound.
|Red-eyed Vireo close up|
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