I haven't had the best of luck with birds in the backyard this year, so far. I've been plagued with some nuisance birds that think they own the place. They have been trying their best to run off any other bird that comes into the yard. However, my luck started to change as the month of May rolled in.
I've seen several different species fighting for use of the bird box since then. I've seen wrens, swallows and bluebirds all trying to claim the box as their own. Time will tell who wins that fight. Either way, I would be happy to photograph any of them. Yesterday was my birthday and I started the day off with photographing those birds.
I was so worried that the bluebirds wouldn't show up this year. They are usually here well before now. So I am especially happy to see them in the backyard now...even if it only lasts for a few days. This is the male Eastern Bluebird. These bluebirds are easily one of my favorite birds to watch and photograph. I was especailly happy to start my birthday off photographing them.
Equipment list: Nikon D500, Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD, Sirui P-324 Monopod, Sirui L-20S Monopod Head
EXIF Info: Aperture-priority, 1/1,000 sec, f/8, ISO 900, 450 mm