Indigo Bunting in Sunflowers
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Indigo Bunting at McKee Beshers Wildlife Management Area on July 13, 2019. I had not done sunflowers at McKee Beshers since 2017. I was not doing bird photography at that point so I wanted to head back to get some wildlife on the sunflowers. Peak sunflowers were already starting to happen at this point so my husband and I decided to make the hour trip to Poolesville before sunrise that day
The first field you encounter is usually the most visited due to being the closest one. Unfortunately this field was already getting past its peak and was unpleasant for birds and landscapes. Many of the flowers were wilting and the birds were lacking. This particular Indigo Bunting I saw fluttering around and only managed to get a few shots of it before it disappeared. I had ignored this shot for a few months until I went back to it this evening and decided to edit it.
The second field we went to had much more vibrant and non-dead sunflowers. We did not wait around that field for many birds. I did catch a few Common Yellowthroats on sunflowers back there.
Lens - Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD @ 400mm on on Nikon D500