Full disclosure. Not entirely happy with this but under the current life demand schedule it is what was possible. Now, this doesn’t mean I didn’t mishandle a few things.
Creating work like this is often a balance between creating work and ruining the entire experience. Birding is new to me. Consequently, I need to concentrate in new ways. As a young boy, I was adept at spotting game. One of my numerous nicknames was “Hawkeye,” due to my ability to spot elk and deer in the deep draws and timber of Southeastern Wyoming. And at that time I still had 20/20 vision. (The screen has ensured I no longer do.)
Birds require more. And the speed at which one needs to respond is unforgiving. But this feathered world is a wonderful world, and available to just about anyone who will see this film, often without leaving their immediate surroundings. (I have a 50/50 of guessing this was a male, three-toed woodpecker.)
Fall retreats quickly here. Soon the massive migration will pass this way and I will be out, again, attempting to witness, dissect and applaud. What is your next everyday expedition?