Townsend's Solitaire

Taking a good picture of birds has its challenges and trying to take pictures of birds in flight increases those challenges. So having knowledge of their behaviour goes a long way trying to get the picture. A snow storm had covered everything in sight, which left few places for the birds to go to for food, one of those place was this tree still holding berries. This Townsend's Solitaire  along with few other species of birds were busy trying to get the fruit. The solitaire would hover under the branches to grab the berries, each time it did that I would aim my lens to the spot and take the pictures. After couple of tries I got it.

Until next moment,

Amar

Townsend's Solitaire

 Was having a short lunch, decided to walk on the upper boardwalk with the camera in my pack. Half way up, I saw a bird fly off from the hand rail to top of a tree few meters away, it was a Townsend's Solitaire. The last time I saw one was eleven months earlier in the same area. It did not look as it was going to fly away. Quickly I went into my pack and pulled my camera out. Took few pictures until I saw a couple coming around the corner from the top of the boardwalk, the bird would be between them and I.

 As I expected, it flew off, but again not too far. I exchanged few words with the couple, then the focus was back to the bird. Was able to take number of pictures, it would go near the running warm water and then perch on a branch or the boardwalk's rails, repeated this few times. I was trying to figure out if it was looking for food and what that food would be. Luckily, I was able to take few pictures with the food being held in its bill. The experts tell me, its a spider.

Until next moment,

Amar