Bird on a Wire(fence)

Bird on a Wire(fence)

I haven’t been just shooting meteors and the Milky Way the past few days, even though it has been the dominate theme in my posts. I did go out and set the camera up last night but didn’t see a meteor in about 10 minutes so I decided to call it a night.

Someone asked how Spartacus is doing and if I see him at all and the answer is yes! This is not Spartacus of course but one of his friends at the feeder. This is an Eastern Phoebe. Most likely a juvenile from an early brood this year. So back to Spartacus. He is learning and growing every day. He visits the feeder often and even hunts in the yard. He is under the constant eye and supervision of one of the adults. I have been very pleased to see the 4 juveniles from the first brood come join in down in the yard on several occasions as well. It is interesting to watch, the adults will “flank” Spartacus when the others are around. Nobody gets aggressive but it is neat to watch. I am guessing there is a good chance they will all remain in the area for the winter and stay together until spring. Often Bluebirds will stay together and even “roost” together in the winter in a birdhouse to keep warm. With the winters we get up here, it makes sense. I will put some fresh straw out before the cold settles in and keep it clean too.

Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D7200, Aperture Priority, f8, -.3 stops of exposure compensation, ISO 800, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/400th of a second, Sirui P204S monopod and L10 head, Peak Design Leash, Lowepro Flipside 500AW backpack, processed in Lightroom CC.

Eastern Phoebe J 081115d copy

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2 Responses to “Bird on a Wire(fence)”

  1. This is great focus. Well done.

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