Sage Thrasher wing flutter

Sage Thrasher wing flutterSage Thrasher wing flutter – Nikon D810, f8, 1/1600, ISO 320, -0.7 EV, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

I came across this image yesterday that I took one day shy of a year ago while looking for another image in my files and thought that I would post it today because I like the wing position.

The Sage Thrasher had been preening on top of a rabbitbrush and seemed to have lost its grip on the bush and fluttered one wing to regain its balance.

I have been wondering if I was going to miss the Sage Thrashers displaying because they have been here in northern Utah for a while now but bad weather has kept me out of the field far more than I would like but I checked my archives and I was still photographing them displaying later than this date last year. So hopefully I will still be able to photograph them exhibiting their courtship behaviors.

On another note, I am getting closer to completing the move of my images from my old galleries to my new improved galleries. I have moved over 5400 images and right now I have about 892 more to go. A large portion of my time has been consumed by reprocessing images that had my old watermark without my name to the new one that has my name. I hope to have the move finished soon. I’m honestly tired of it and want some of my free time back.

By the way, the Antelope Island no-see-ums (biting gnats) are back and they bit me up yesterday. Time for insect repellent and keeping my head covered with a hat. Nasty bugs.

Life is good.

Mia

5 Comments

  1. David Sparks April 12, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Nice! Like the posture and the fact that life is good despite the gnat bites.

  2. Don April 12, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Hello Mia, I have been a member of your blog for about 5 months and look forward to your daily dose of fabulous pictures. Thank you for sharing the camera settings. So often one is left wondering about this information.

    BTW great shot. Don

  3. Elephant's Child April 12, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    What an amazing posture…

  4. Patty Chadwick April 12, 2016 at 9:08 am

    These Sage Thrashers are such interesting birds…from their looks, with those bright, golden eyes to where they nest and what they eat….We MUST protect them and their habitat….

  5. Bob McPherson April 12, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Gorgeous image Mia. Love the focus on the eye. Bugs are bad but in their defense, they are bird food. hee hee

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