In order to get these pictures, with my old lens at that time, I had to work my way quietly through the woods and hide away. It seemed that every time I got close, they would move. This went on for quite a while. I was pleased to be able to get this shot with both the male and female together.
This is the best shot that I got of the female, though I hardly knew at the time. On this day I managed to walk into a branch and get a very bad scratch on my eye. It is no wonder because while moving through the woods, I had my eyes on these birds not where I was going. It took more than two weeks for my eye to recover. I certainly learned my lesson that day to always wear sunglasses when walking deep in the woods.
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