Common / by Dave Hileman

You don’t have to photograph only the rare Spotted Scorch-tailed Pumpkin bird to get some neat shots. The birds in the backyard, at the feeder or ones you pass each day along the road can be interesting. I was shooting photos with Dennis Mook a few weeks ago and we were trying to get some swallows (never did really) meanwhile this female Red-Winged Blackbird was flying around a bridge at Jamestown Island many times with this same piece of straw. Must have made 30 circuits before finally leaving it in a nest on the other side of the creek. Busy bird.