Say's Phoebe | Moucherolle à ventre roux | Sayornis saya
Supported by a strong gust, a Say's Phoebe hangs over the flowering bush to capture insect pollinators in flight. I also saw the Black Phoebe (S. nigricans) while in the American Southwest, thereby completing the phoebe trio for my life list.
Photo taken the 28th of April, 2015 in @joshuatreenps, Riverside County, California, United States.
Photo @ladzinski / A nesting #saysPhoebe coming in for a landing near its nest in SW Utah. It's standard for nesting birds to check for predators before returning to their chicks, generally landing on nearby high points to scout. I spent the better part of a week watching these birds and setting up this photo, building out a strategy for remote camera placements near their high points to be as non-intrusive as possible. A lot of it is guesswork, but every now and then you end up with a nice shot! #Repost@natgeo#quickcamo