Just a few days ago, I posted the ‘What I’ve Give For a Second Chance‘ entry, which I wrote after finally getting a photo of a black-and-white warbler that I was truly happy about.
After the eventful weekend I had, I ran into two of the warblers on the list. Of those two, the black-throated green warbler fell to my persistence.
It wasn’t easy, but my hike at Peach Hill Park on Saturday turned into a game of cat and mouse for this shot. Every time I would hear the warbler sing in the park, I would walk to the general area in hopes I would get ahead of him. The first time we crossed paths, I got two photos looking directly up at him before he took off, so they were no good. That was at 10:17 am.
A half hour later, I got my second look at him. This time was a little better, but there was a branch that was in front of his head. It was a step in the right direction, but still not quite the shot I was hoping for. That was at 10:49 am.
Finally, at 11:04 – 45 minutes after my initial photo, I got my chance. After getting into position for a ‘third time’s a charm’ run-in, the warbler jumped out onto a branch that was largely unobstructed! I knew this was going to be the moment I was waiting for! I took a few photos, and within seconds, he was gone for good. When I looked at the photos, I breathed a sigh of relief. Below is the shot I got after an hour…