My Favorite Image From My Time With The Nest-building Kingbirds

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Earlier this week I spent several mornings photographing a female Western Kingbird as she was constructing her nest. Out of the many hundreds of shots I took of her the third image in this post is my favorite. [...]

Meadowlark Take-offs With Food And Without (and a contrast in image quality)

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Western Meadowlarks are good subjects for practicing take-off shots. The rule of thumb is the smaller the bird the faster the take-off, so songbirds are difficult subjects for this type of shot because of their small size and quickness. [...]