|Juvenile Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)|
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
"Why do you lug all that camera equipment to work with you everyday?" my wife asks. Because I never know when a photo opportunity may arise. This morning, after arriving at work, I heard some baby birds chirping as I walked across the parking lot from my car to the building. I looked up to see some young Northern Mockingbirds beckoning to their mother (or father) for a snack. Just then an adult bird swooped in and delivered a treat right into the waiting beak of one of the babies. I fumbled with my camera bag, but the action was over well before I was ready to start shooting. I did manage to get one nice image of the baby enjoying the meal he had just received.