The Yellow-rumped Warblers have been coming to our Red Cedar tree recently to chow down on its juicy cones. I have a habit now of grabbing my camera whenever something cool comes near the window, and somehow I ended up with this picture -- I'll call it "food, mid-gulp":
Then, when I was visiting the beach today (there was so much stuff to see last week, I had to go again), I caught this Song Sparrow in the wind, its long side feathers spread out almost like a second pair of wings:
I considered calling this post "Unflattering Bird Pictures", but I actually think the Song Sparrow's pose is quite pretty, if a little unusual. (Does anyone else see the Marilyn Monroe comparison?)
Cameras are definitely interesting -- how else would we get to see such weird frozen moments?