This morning I was photographing an Eastern Kingbird as it explored the branches of a small tree. Since it was moving quite a bit, I was tracking the bird and firing a burst of photos. Suddenly, the bird leapt from one of the branches and flew across the swamp. I was not sure if I had captured its departure.
While culling the photos from the morning outing later that day, I saw that I had one frame showing the bird’s departure. When zooming to 100%, I could see that the bird also had some nesting material in its beak. This was a pleasant surprise, and I waited to see if the bird would return for more. Unfortunately, I did not see the kingbird return again.