There is a little decorative birdhouse on my back porch with a Texas license plate for a roof. It is right next to my back door, so I walk right by it almost every day. A sparrow, I think, decided to make a nest in it. As I sat out there on Sunday afternoon watching the birds fly back and forth, I decided to go grab my camera and the 70-200mm lens and see if I could get some photos of him or her.
I can hear the sound of little baby birds in there and the parents seem to be busy gathering insects for them. I am happy to have birds eating up insects around my house. In the picture below, the bird has a black wasp, I think, in its beak ready for the chicks. Not sure if the babies were hungry as he kept coming back out with the food still in his beak.
These images were all shot at 200mm, ISO100, f/2.8-3.5, and about 1/100s.
Later he returned with a little moth in his mouth. He didn’t seem to mind at all the fact that I was sitting there about 2 meters away with a camera pointed at him.
I was hoping to get some action at my bird-bath as well, but nobody needed a bath that afternoon. Well, that’s a lazy Sunday afternoon.