Driving along a rural dirt road at dusk last evening a Woodcock flushed from the side ditch, flew a short distance a settled down again.
Stopping my truck when I came abreast of it I attached the flash to the camera and attempted to focus but it was much too dark. Picking up a flashlight from the truck’s door pocket I held the light against the lens. This arrangement although awkward provided the necessary light for the auto-focus to function properly.
The Woodcock would flinch each time the flash fired and after half a dozen or so shots it walked off into the bushes.
Note on previous post: An anonymous commenter questioned the identity of the mergansers. Frankly I though I had it right but I sure wouldn’t bet the farm on being correct. If any one of you can positively identify these birds I would appreciate it.
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