.Just over my shoulder, I could see that it was dinnertime for a robin's chicks. Yea!! The adult American Robins would not come to the nest if I was too close, so I propped up the tripod, max height, attached the wireless receiver, set the controls, and walked away. I sat in a chair a few yards away from the tripod and waited until the parents returned.
.I tried one picture, and the flash did not seem to bother them. After sharing a worm the parent robin flew away, I reviewed the image, made adjustments and took my seat again. While waiting I tried to read, but it was so much more fun to look at the birds in the field. The robins did not appreciate the encroaching starlings. There were two more nests like this one on this side of the building, and they had similar activity going on there. Noisy Killdeer plovers were busy on the other side. One lone dove seemed to be out of place here. Meanwhile, I just sat there, taking it all in.
.When the parent returned, I was able to fire off a few shots. Sometimes, I discard my photos if the flash casts a shadow in them, but this one does not bother me. I liked looking at these robins, but I also liked the opportunity to fiddle with gadgets like the wireless remote control. (If you follow the link above, it shows one that is similar to the piece I have.)
.Five minutes later, I was chasing a baby bunny around out back, but all I got from that was grass stains on my white shirt.