While at Flushing Meadows Corona Park near my house in Queens this evening putting my new lens through its paces,* I was entertained by the strafing runs that the Red-winged Blackbirds were taking at every Fish Crow that flew by. The Red-winged Blackbirds are just protecting their eggs and young from a known nest predator but I still couldn’t help but feel a bit sorry for the harried crows that just seemed to be trying to get from place to place only to have shrieking blackbirds attack them at every opportunity. It was a good chance to try out my lens on some long-range birds in flight in difficult light and I got some decent shots, even if they are mostly silhouetted.
Be glad you aren’t a Fish Crow flying over reed beds!
*I got myself the sweet, sweet, Canon 100-400mm IS lens. And is it ever a cherry piece of glass. No worries, though, I’ll still be digiscoping too. Just expect to see some much better flight shots from me moving forward…
GORGEOUS photos. Nice purchase of that sweet sweet lens. 🙂