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Blue Grosbeak feeding on dandelions

May 16, 2011

Blue Grosbeak ©Greg Gard - - Canon EOS 7D, 500mm F4 + 1.4x teleconverter, ISO 640, 1/640s, f/7.1 AV mode - Click on image to view it larger.

With the recent rainy weather, I finally got a chance to catch up on some video editing.
Today, I want to share a short video of the Blue Grosbeak, that I photographed on my last trip to the Cape May Point State Park.
What surprised me most about this bird, was that he didn’t mind me standing close to him. On the other hand, every time I kneeled down, even much further from him, he flew away. After a while, he got so interested in dandelions, that he didn’t notice me approaching and finally, I was able to take some photographs and record this video:

(please watch it in HD)

Even though it is blurred out, due to the shallow depth of field, you should notice American Robin photobombing the first scene 🙂

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