One of the best things about getting out for my hike by 6 AM is that I see and hear more birds. Like the mockingbird above — he was so busy singing his heart out he didn’t notice me at first. He looked a bit surprised, then decided it was time to move his concert elsewhere.
I still haven’t decided whether I want to get out and hike for exercise or take my tripod along, set it up somewhere and wait to see what comes along. Thus far I’ve been lucky to get my bird photos on the move, but I know that’s not ideal for wildlife photography. I’m just not sure I have enough patience to sit in one spot!