Yesterday morning Margie McMillan and I set out to see the Sora that was found by Alvan Buckley at Kent's Pond. I was pretty sure that finding it was a sure thing and I was right. As soon as we arrived three other birders had their telephoto lens trained right on the bird. That is a story in itself for an upcoming post.
At last I got the face with some light on it. Yeah! You see, in this kind of situation the bird is the master and it is my job to be ready in case it offers a moment to see a good view of it. The rush of the moment is really invigorating and is particularly satisfying when I come away with an identifiable shot of a bird that is known to be very secretive. There was a report that two Orange-crowned Warblers were seen in the area. We only saw this one.