Checking the surrounding. Don’t want to have any surprises.
Following the parents and chirping like he was in pain all day.
With wings outstretched and eyeing the nectar.
On rare occasions was I able to photograph them while visiting North Carolina last June.
A daring glance at the photographer.
I saw the bird flying and I followed him/her until I was able to locate the bird on this branch with my binoculars. A shot I would have missed without the bino in this dense wooded area..
Flipping their wings, that’s what they do best.
I made several attempts to capture this bird when leaving the nest. His exit was always so quick and patience paid off.