Blue-headed Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo.
 
I saw my first Blue-headed Vireo about 15 years ago or so when I was walking near our cabin. I was fascinated with how curious the bird was with me as I walked through the woods. They have been one of my summer resident favorites ever since. This year has been a great year for me observing nesting behavior with birds and I spotted a Blue-headed Vireo nest yesterday. I set up the camera and lens about 50 feet away to photograph some of the behavior. The birds seemed very comfortable with my presence and even hunted for bugs near me. The Blue-headed Vireo used to be called a Solitary Vireo when it was lumped in with the Plumbeous and Cassin’s Vireos, but has been separated in to a separate species now.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Canon 7Dii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 4000, shutter speed 1/250th of a second (1/125th for the portrait), Sirui N3204X tripod and PH20 Gimbal Head, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear
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