Fun Friday: Looking for a Snack

Today’s “Fun Friday” post was captured earlier this week, while kayaking a local Missouri Conservation Area. With several species of warblers now in the area, I was photographing Yellow Warblers and Prothonotary Warblers from the kayak. One Prothonotary Warbler was very active, hunting insects/spiders around the trees that are standing in the creek. It was quite interesting to watch this little guy actively foraging for a little snack:

Flying to a dead tree that was standing in the creek, the male Prothonotary Warbler landed just outside a large cavity in the tree:

Prothonotary Warbler hunting insects

“Hello, anyone home?”Prothonotary Warbler hunting insectsWith no answer, he decided to check it out himself:

Prothonotary Warbler hunting insects

Prothonotary Warbler hunting insects

He definitely was hungry for a snack … he thoroughly checked out the entire cavity!

Prothonotary Warbler

With no insect, he begins to emerge:

Prothonotary Warbler hunting insects

Time to find another tree to check out!

Prothonotary Warbler hunting insects

The behavior of these little beauties is always so interesting to watch!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld from the kayak, with IS “On”
  • ISO 320
  • Aperture f/8
  • Shutter 1/320 sec. to 1/400 sec.

 

 

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