Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Bad bird photo of the week

Anyone else think there ought to be a field guide to warbler butts?



Rabbits' Guy said...

That is the view I get of most birds ... rabbits too, but I think that is intentional.

Jayne said...

Oh, I heartily second that Laura! They are THE most exasperating little buggers to photograph!

MevetS said...

Sounds like a fun project!

The Field Guide To Warbler Butts, Eastern US by Laura Hardy

And I've plenty of photos to donate to the effort.


Webtoad said...

Okay, let's start collecting those bird butt pictures! This one would be a great example of a Hooded Warbler!

Murr Brewster said...

Backlit warbler butts, to boot.

Anonymous said...

If there was a guide, I could contribute quite a few shots!

LauraHinNJ said...

Webtoad: How in the world did you know that???

Rabbit's Guy: It certainly feels intentional!


Jayne: Yeah... I have a hard enough time finding them in the bins, never mind getting photos!

MevetS and Gardenpath: Anyone who's tried, must have plenty like this one.

Murr: Yeah.


Webtoad said...

Very simple. Of the options, only a Hooded Warbler would land on a small branch right below a slightly larger branch like that, and at that height in the foliage in West Virginia on May 1st. Knowing your lens choice, you had to be pretty close, so he's only slightly over your head. The pink feet were also a clue. The sky color was the final clue, as Hooded Warblers are more likely to fly near humans on partially overcast days.