Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Cute Little Guy

Cute Little Guy

Aug. 26, 2015, and I’m still standing out on the gravel road of the Ridgefield NWR shooting flight images of various birds (of which I’ve posted a few earlier).  I look down the road and see this mainly dark colored bird with a brown head standing on the road about 40 feet in front of me. Looking through the lens I see it has yellow eyes.  My first guess is a juvie male Brewer’s Blackbird but I’ve never seen one before so I could easily be mistaken.  I start shooting away at the bird and it begins to walk toward me!  I keep shooting and it approaches even closer.  After another minute it walks right by me and my truck!  Then flies away.  Certainly the behavior of a juvenile.

Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 9:05 a.m.

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