As regular readers will know, I've been struggling for quite a while trying to get close-up photos of one of the most regular visitors to the suet feeder outside our living-room windows. I've managed photos of all the other frequent visitors: Northern Mockingbirds, Northern Cardinals, Carolina Chickadees, House Finches, Chipping Sparrows, American Goldfinches and even Ruby-crowned Kinglets. But the Orange-crowned Warbler has either flown off or moved to the far side of the feeder whenever I've gotten near the window.
It has all been very frustrating and has made me realize just how patient those wildlife photographers must be to produce the photos that we see in books and magazines.
However, earlier this week my luck changed and I finally got a few shots that I'm pretty happy with.
I love watching the acrobatics that birds perform in order to reach food. So the photo below is my favorite of the series.