A half-hour spent in my bird watching blind …

I often go out and sit on my front steps and watch the birds at the feeders.  But I have also sat in my car when I come home at times and watched them from the opposite perspective.  If I wait just a moment or two after turning off the engine, they’ll return to the feeders.  Positioning myself in the driveway also puts my closer to the trees in which they rest or crack open their sunflower seeds between visits to the feeders.  I had been out earlier and sat for a couple of minutes before getting out of the car and enjoying watching a couple of pair of finches at one of the feeders.  After I went back out and settled in with my camera in hand … they were no where in sight.  Sparrows, Juncos, and Titmouses filled the holly tree and the limbs of the sweet gums nearby.  After about 20 minutes, I decided the finches were gone for the afternoon.  So I turned off the camera and replaced the lens cap.  As I rolled up the car window, a female came to the feeder.  I waited about 30 seconds and then a male appeared.  They scattered for a few minutes when I rolled the window back down, but I waited and this time they returned.

Nikon D7100, 300 mm, 1/200 sec @ f / 8.0, ISO 400
Nikon D7100, 300 mm, 1/200 sec @ f / 8.0, ISO 400
Nikon D7100, 300 mm, 1/160 sec @ f / 8.0, ISO 400
Nikon D7100, 300 mm, 1/160 sec @ f / 8.0, ISO 400

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