Every few weeks there is a birding trip by one of the large birding groups in the area. These events are often well attended and they are a good way to meet new people and as a bonus learn how to identify the local birds. I try to attend as many as possible so if something rare shows up I might get a chance to photograph it.
Well the last trip was rather uneventful on the birding side but I did get to meet a fellow wildlife photographer from China. He spoke a little bit of English and we chatted about camera gear and different species we had photographed and I felt honored with chance to meet another photographer who shared my passion. I run into portrait and wedding photographers all the time but meeting another wildlife photographer really is a special occasion.
We spent the 2nd half of the day walking and shooting together and we came across a few interesting things but the light was horrible so I’m not going to show you any of those images. I will show you one I took very early that morning. While everyone was scanning the trees looking for birds I looked down and was pleased to see this little guy staring back at me.