Started out early in the morning and one of the first birds I encountered was one of my favorite sparrows, the Black-throated Sparrow. They are one of the most handsome sparrows and are fairly easy to identify for novice birders. And they happen to be fairly abundant in the right habitat. But sometimes I hear them more than I see them. They spend most of there time on the ground or in low desert bushes. This one was staring at me intently as I attempted to capture a photo at such an early hour of the morning.
I consider those types of shots as pure luck and I also had a juvenile Vermilion Flycatcher also perform a similar maneuver. It was sitting on a chain link fence railing and being very cooperative with me while I was shooting and then decided to launch into flight mode as I was shooting.
Birds can be so amazing and are extremely fascinating to watch and observe. So much of what they do is so fast that we do not always see what is truly happening. Being able to capture photos helps to relive the day and the fun.