Female Blackpoll warblerFemale Blackpoll Warbler – Nikon D200, handheld, f7.1, 1/125, ISO 320, Nikkor 70-300mm VR at 300mm, natural light

I photographed this female Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) by the parking lot at Fort De Soto’s north beach a few years ago during migration. I had just left my vehicle when I spotted her and when I reached the grass next to the pavement I dropped down to the ground and belly crawled up to her.