Well, today I was accused of not having any October posts out (by my wife mind you). Obviously my loyal readers know that was absolutely WRONG. Hey, I may be running a little late this month, but at least give me some credit for getting something out there. The good news is I’m in the process of doubling my October output with tonight’s featured bird.
If you recall, the last post was about a late recognition of a productive bird outing with my brother. That bird (the Wilson’s Phalarope) was enshrined in the Birding Life List thanks to one of my golden rules of wildlife photography – “Shoot Anything That Moves”. I cannot count the number of times that principle has produced a +1. If the Wilson’s is considered lucky, this find came with Leprechauns. I know for a fact that I noticed the Wilson since there were multiple shots with that Phalarope being in the center focus position – that, of course, translates into much better shots than these.
It has been a while since I processed these specific shots, but pretty sure not a single one of them were in the center focus region meaning it didn’t catch our attention during the outing. Nope, it didn’t even come up until we noticed fellow birders posting about how they found a Red-Necked Phalarope in the exact same floodle area. That prompted another look through the hundreds of shots we took there.