There was a very cooperative Willet on Antelope Island Yesterday that was close to a road and perched in sweet light and I couldn’t resist taking portraits of this lovely shorebird. If I had been on foot the Willet surely would have flown away but by using a vehicle as a mobile blind it stayed put.
I love getting portraits because I can see the finer details of the plumage, the eyes and the bill.
Whenever I get the chance to take portraits of a wild bird I am delighted and who knows, it might be another 5 years before it happens again. When I left the Willet after this session it was still perched on top of the Greasewood relaxing in the morning light.
Life is good.