Seek and Ye Shall Find

(… but not this time.)

Today’s post features a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher as he hunts for insects in the trees along the shoreline of Bittern Bottoms CA (Missouri), captured while I kayaked the area.

The Blue-gray Gnatcatcher is a fun bird to watch as he flits from tree to tree, foraging for insects that are found among the flora of the area. Here are a couple of images of one little guy as he forages.

Flying from tree to tree, always keeping a keen eye open for insects:

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher seeking insects

Spotting a spider web, he moves in for a better look:

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher seeking insects

This time … nothing was found. But these are successful hunters that can often be seen with an unlucky insect in it’s beak!


Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
  • ISO 3200 and ISO 2500
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter Speed 1/320 sec. and 1/500 sec.



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