A short walk along Route 9 in Dobbs Ferry – Bird in a bush

I’d like to take pictures of birds, but so far I’ve been unsuccessful. It’s not that I don’t have the right gear. I’ve invested in gear for this particular purpose. It’s that I have difficulty finding birds. I know that this is my problem rather than a problem with equipment. I can’t get up in the early hours of the morning when the birds are the most active. I don’t have the patience to wait around until the birds appear. I knew this when I bought the gear, but decided to give it a try anyway. Maybe I should just give up and sell the equipment I purchased, but I’m not willing to give up yet.

So whenever I see a bird I take a picture of it even if, as in this case I didn’t have any of my fancy bird photography equipment with me. It’s not a great picture: busy background, heavily cropped etc., but it is at least a bird that isn’t a Canada Goose or a Mallard (the birds I see most often).

Taken with a Fuji X-E3 and Fuji XC 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS II