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.

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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