Earlier this month I was happy to get some nice views of a wintering palm warbler, while photographing in the city of Redwood Shores, CA. This is a somewhat uncommon bird for this area, so I was excited when I confirmed the sighting after further research. My view was unobstructed and the lighting perfect – about an hour after sunrise with the low, winter sun directly behind me.
I shot quickly and furiously, trying to capture as many poses as possible before the bird flew off. I ended up with about 45 seconds of time before the little guy decided he’d had enough with the paparazzi. The following photos were taken at the same time, in the same tree. Thank God for 8 frames per second!