I photographed quite a few smaller songbirds while I was up in Idaho and Montana last week and I didn’t think I was going to have an opportunity to take images of any Cassin’s Finches because they all seemed so skittish. I’d see them and then they were gone before I could even get my lens on them.
But while photographing a delightful female Mountain Bluebird feeding one of her chicks at the edge of a road I caught some movement on my left side with my peripheral vision and when I looked over I saw a male Cassin’s Finch perched on a fence post. I quickly swung my camera in his direction figuring he would be gone before I could lock onto him but I was pleasantly surprised when he hung around long enough for me to take a series of 22 images of him.
I especially liked this photo of the Cassin’s Finch with his head tilted and with him looking at something nearby rather than looking directly towards me.
I didn’t have the good fortune to photograph another Cassin’s Finch on my trip so I am glad I took the time to take photos of this one looking around his home in the Centennial Valley of Montana.
Life is good. Birds are great.
I have been having some server issues that started to be a big problem while I was up in Idaho and Montana and until I can get those issues resolved I am limiting myself to one photo per post because posting more than one is causing a huge strain on the resources of my server. Readers may have noticed slow loading times and for that I apologize.