And the last of the updated warbler galleries is the Yellow-breasted Chat.
Some people were probably wondering why I devoted so much time to the one at Montrose this spring, but the species was one of my most poorly represented, with only 12 images in the old gallery. At first this one was very uncooperative, and attempts to get closer just resulted in it moving further away. After I observed its pattern, I suggested that another photographer go around to the direction it was headed. Then it went back and forth between us. After a while it appeared to realize that these pretty sedentary people meant no harm, and got more and more comfortable with people and it changed from an extremely flitty bird to one that was quite fearless, often approaching closely. I thus spent several days concentrating on this bird, to the almost exclusion of everything else, knowing that having only about 12 good shots in decades, I should make the most of the situation. So I probably took over a thousand shots, a record for a single individual, knowing that such an opportunity may never repeat, on this near nemesis species for me. After several weedings of the results I made tiffs of a reduced number and then redid the gallery.