Well, I had a Big Week last week, sighting four new species of birds. Here's another one I spotted: the blue grosbeak. I think I love him as much as the indigo bunting.
|Either a female or young male|
All but one of the new species were seen from my secret vantage point inside a bird blind. Not only was I able to get very close to these birds unnoticed, my shots are so much sharper! Here I've been spending money on the best gear I could afford, when all I really needed was a $75 bird blind. This has been the most exciting revelation during my six years of photography and birding. I had talked about getting a bird blind last year, then talked myself out of it. When one of the volunteer birders at Bluebonnet Swamp erected one this year and told me he didn't mind sharing, I was excited to try it. Best decision ever. So I ordered a chair blind for my yard that is scheduled to arrive today. Yippee!
Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday. Please check out exciting birds from around the world. Thanks, Stewart!
Many thanks to Hilary for selecting this post for Post of the Week! I am so honored. :)
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