For the Birds

A couple of days ago, I decided to have some fun with my 300mm lens and decided to go bird hunting to see what kind of birds I could capture on film.  To my surprise, I found this:

IMG_7643 copyA Black-headed Grosbeak! I didn’t know these were in Zion National Park! I saw this hopping from tree to tree singing his little heart out and it was amazing to hear!

I also ran across the Western Tanager.

IMG_7673 copy Now there’s a sight to behold!  He is gorgeous!!

You know the old saying, “The early bird gets the worm.”  Well, this wasn’t early (it was late afternoon) and the bird still got the worm.  IMG_7662 copyA robin enjoying his dinner.

Do you remember the old Anne Murray song “Snowbird”?  A line of it is:

“Little snowbird take your wings and fly away…”, well, this bird did.

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And so will I.