The other day my husband spotted the first rose-breasted grosbeak in our backyard. I didn’t see it, but set up my camera yesterday hoping it would show up. Instead, I photographed a blue jay with a piece of corn in its beak. Wind and clouds finally convinced me it was time to go inside. Wouldn’t you know it, as soon as I took my camera off the tripod a turkey showed up in the yard. If only I had stayed in my blind a minute longer… Such is often the case with photography. The moment I pack everything up an exciting bird shows up. That’s why I’m hesitant to quit.
I haven’t seen a ruby-throated hummingbird yet, but keep cleaning our feeder and expect to report a first sighting soon.