Bad Photos of Good Birds

The first few hours of the morning have been good lately, I had a Wilson’s Warbler for two days, and this morning I finally added Yellow-throated Vireo for the year.  Unfortunately it was too quick for me to get a photo.

But I did get a photo of a Black-billed Cuckoo!

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Bill-less Black-billed Cuckoo! Stupid leaf! At least you can see the gray undertail.

OK, the photo is terrible.  The stupid leaf blocked the view of the bill, and its not a great shot anyway.  But it could be worse!  Here’s the shot from the burst just before this one–


Headless and tail-less Black-billed Cuckoo.

Can’t make out heads or tails on this cuckoo–literally!  But once again, could be worse.  Here’s the first shot I “got”–can’t even find the bird in the foliage!


Can you see the Black-billed Cuckoo in the foliage? Me neither!

Just to round out the post, here’s the shot I “got” of the Yellow-throated Vireo.  Let me know if you can see it, because I can’t!


Almost back into the eBird Yard list top 20 for 2015.  More birds to see!

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