Hovering at Ridgefield

A second image from yesterday’s Loggerhead Shrike shoot at Ridgefield NWR, April 26, 2017.  This bird was very good about staying low when it left its perch to hover.  Most of the time it would perch on teasel but sometimes it would fly to the ground.  I spent over ten minutes with this bird following it around the teasel.  The Shrike was brought to my attention by ‘swarming’ swallows doing their best to discourage it from staying around.  It stood out as the only bird in the swarm that was hovering/stationary.

Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 4:18 p.m.

A second image from yesterday’s Loggerhead Shrike shoot at Ridgefield NWR, April 26, 2017.  This bird was very good about staying low when it left its perch to hover.  Most of the time it would perch on teasel but sometimes it would fly to the ground.  I spent over ten minutes with this bird following it around the teasel.  The Shrike was brought to my attention by ‘swarming’ swallows doing their best to discourage it from staying around.  It stood out as the only bird in the swarm that was hovering/stationary.

Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 4:18 p.m.

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