I specifically brought my big lens when I took Floyd out for his afternoon walk today because there is some wisteria growing on a tree next to the greenway that I'd tried to shoot with my small lens earlier in the week but without any success. As I came down the hill, I saw this little guy in a tree singing his heart out. I zoomed in a started shooting. Every time I circled around, he turned his back to me. It was very frustrating, like he knew I wanted a good shot and was determined not to allow it. I did eventually get next to him enough to get his profile at least and snapped off a few pics. I really just held the shutter button down hoping to get one of him chirping. Luck was on my side today and one out of the 7 or 8 I took had him in full tweet. I did take some shots of the wisteria as well but none were as cool as this little guy.
For those of you who would prefer a more traditional look at the towhee, here he is just looking cute.
Last year, we had a family of robins nest in one of the bushes next to our garage. Today, the girls came in all excited that they had found another nest. This time it was in a bush up against the Nikol's house, directly across from the nest we had last year. I wonder if it's the same family? I will continue to watch it and hopefully get pics of the mama and then the babies. National Geographic in Cary!
I'm a mother of 2 girls living in NC. I've dabbled in photography on and off but really this is just for fun