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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

I love birds, but I haven's put much energy into bird photography. In some ways, they are too obvious a choice. There is something about the challenge of photographing subjects hidden from view, or obscured by size or speed, that I find more fulfilling.

However this little bird, presented herself directly in front of me and proceeded to put on a show of gleaning insects from the shrubs and grass. The behavior involved lots of hovering and quick maneuvers.

say's phoebe
say's phoebe (sayornis saya) hovering above reeds looking to glean insects

say's phoebe
say's phoebe (sayornis saya)

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Portland, Oregon, United States
Husband, Father, Student Of Natural History, Photographer