I have one observation for photo enthusiasts: If your camera isn’t in your hand, you might as well not own a camera. I’ve made it my habit to have my camera ready to shoot most of the time I’m outside, especially on walks. Even so, I miss some great photos. A legitimate complaint about non-DSLR cameras, such as my wonderful Sony HX-100v, is shutter lag: The time between pressing the button and capturing the image can make all the difference in the world. Today, it worked to my advantage, lagging from a mediocre shot into a very cool moment.
I heard this bird a couple of minutes before I saw it. It’s familiar chuckle chided me to practice what I preach and get my camera out of the bag, lens cap off. Thank you, little one.
Save your accolades for the Universe. I was a lucky witness.