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