Today was my second day in Ohio photographing songbirds with Matthew Studebaker. If you missed it, I talked more about Matthew in yesterday’s post. Today started out wet, really wet. The rain was coming down hard for quite a while. But that doesn’t hamper the birds. The orioles were out singing en masse. We had a great morning photographing both Orchard Orioles and Baltimore Orioles like this one.
Eventually the rain cleared up late in the morning. While with the orioles, I noticed a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird that landed in a bush nearby. She seemed quite relaxed and stayed still for a while – most of the time you see hummingbirds they don’t stop moving. It was a great weekend with Matthew Studebaker. Lots of lessons learned and great times. We didn’t have as much with the warblers as we had hoped, but we still found some great birds.