Seeing The Indigo Bunting Up Close
Yesterday I had a couple of free hours during the middle of the day. That is usually a horrible time for bird photography, but the clouds softened the light just enough to make some photos. I went out to Prophetstown State Park to see what I could find there. I had one bird in mind, but as usual I would take whatever presented itself to me. On the trail someone told me about an indigo bunting just down the trail. Historically I have had bad luck with these birds. I walked a little way down the trail and saw one. I missed the photo though and I turned around to focus on the noises I heard up the trail. The bunting flew right by me and landed in a couple of interesting perches. Unlike most of these birds this one really seemed like it wanted to be photographed.
A Cool Plant
I am not a plant person. I have no idea what this is called, but I thought that it was a super cool place for a bird to land. At times I thought the tops looked like mini fireworks. With the 4th of July coming up I thought that this was a great place to make bird photos. I will have to get back out there before these are all gone.
Back With The Birds
It has been a while since I made a bird photo. It has been even longer since I left my house to do so. I have been really concentrating on the sports side of my photography. After having a drought last year I have tried to make as many sports images as I could. It is a great feeling to walk into nature though not knowing what you will get. That feeling of stumbling into something very cool is hard to beat. I need to get out there more often. Below are a couple of bonus photos of the bunting from my walk. If you like these wildlife posts share them with your friends.