Collared Sunbird: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — In my experience it is rare to actually see the “collar” on the Collared Sunbird, and I can think of a lot of more descriptive names for this bird…one of the most attractive of African Sunbirds…if you like green and yellow. This also one of the few (along with the Green-headed, where the female has significant color. This is two shots of a male and two of the female. The male was considerably further away. And this is the last of the birds from our hour or so working the edged of the parking area for the Gorilla Trek in Bwindi. Sony Rx10iv at about 560mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixomator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 200 @ f4 @ 1/500th.
Eastern Bluebird: Kennebunk, Maine, USA, January 2023 — Another visitor from early on our snowy morning. We have 5 Bluebirds that come for the mealworms we put out in a feeder. They are our two adults, a pair that, as far as I can tell, have nested in the yard next door for at least 5 years, and young birds from this year’s two broods. This is the adult male, looking a little wet and very stoic (to me) on this snowy morning. This is an art shot again…more than a portrait…for framing on the wall. 🙂 Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro and Apple Photos. ISO 400 @ f4 @ 1/500th.