More raptors are starting to arrive at San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Perris, CA. There were N Harriers, Red-tailed hawks, a juvenile Bald Eagle, a Golden Eagle, lots of ducks and shorebirds, and this Vermilion Flycatcher. The skunk was preening himself and then searching for food near some water. I had to walk within 10 feet to get by on the trail but he was not concerned and just ignored me- Relief !
Here is a good example of staying with a subject and getting a variety of poses to show behavior or personality. I spent at least 45 min to an hour on this one Merlin, photographing from my van with no concern on the bird’s part. Canon 7d mark ii with 400 mm f 5.6.
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