Good news everyone – back today with a brand new addition to my birding list. This particular bird was extremely elusive and took everything I had to get it in the tin. Unlike most of the bird species, this particular one was quite adept at navigating the Chain O’ Lakes underbrush. It was as if it knew that the Beast would be handicapped in this setting making it nearly impossible to get a bead on it. Only option was to go in after it – braving life and limb to add another notch in the camera strap. Even deep in enemy terrain, it was tough to locate. Missing was a familiar chirp or soothing song that would allow me to home in on the location. Even the rustle from its stealthy movement left very little for the ears to focus on. A rustle of leaves to the right… a rustle of leaves to the left… wait, there it is. Evolution had adapted it well to the forest floor, but the human eye has a higher power when it comes to distinguishing slight disturbances in the force – this one was a yellow streak that showed up between the leaves. Now I had it, but only a split second to get the focus on target, the manual settings dialed in and the shutter snapped.
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