Photo By Shawn Weigelt
July 13, 2010
While eating breakfast at home recently, I heard a thump on one of our windows that I’ve come to recognize as a bird strike. The tall eastern facing windows on the house reflect the morning light particularly well and, unfortunately, this thumping noise is not an unfamiliar sound. When I looked outside I saw a bird flutter near the window and subsequently cling to the screen. I was very surprised to see that it was a Brown Creeper, a bird that spends most of its life clinging to tree trunks! I went outside to take photos to document the incident and see if it was okay. The bird ended up just being a bit stunned and flew off minutes later.
Nikon D80 70-300mm VR, at 125mm, 1/400sec, ISO 125, f/4.8, hand held