Friday, May 18

Friday Bird Blogging: The Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher

This bird is about 4 inches long and one of the smallest birds I've ever photographed, save for the ruby-throated hummingbird and the ruby-crowned kinglet. It's also one of the most difficult shots I've ever gotten. This bird is in near constant motion, bopping back and forth in the trees, easy to hear but very difficult to spot. I'm amazed I got the shot at all. Unlike the kinglet, which I've sometimes seen on the edge of forests, I tend to only see this bird inside forests. Hummingbirds I can photograph through feeders. This one I just get through luck and a lot of persistence.

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