It amazes me how much of my youth and adult years I've spent tramping around in the woods at one thing or another and yet so many of these birds I've been shooting here lately I've never actually seen before. It's not that I didn't know they were out there and I might have actually 'seen' them at one time or another, but I didn't really SEE them. Now, I'm actively seeking them out and the camera, obviously, ... well, can't forget the Sigma 150-500mm, too :-) ... is a great tool for opening ones eyes and bringing one closer to the natural world.
This one is one of my favourite shots of recent days. This little Yellow-bellied Flycatcher is a relative of the one I was after the day I shot the Damselflies ... caught just a little while later in a slightly different area. They aren't rare, but they're not a bird that's often seen, anyway.