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The Bullock’s Oriole Incident

I’m looking at this interesting rock formation on the side of a hill. I take out the camera and focus on the scene in the viewfinder; and just as I activate the shutter I see something moving within the frame. Then as I lower the camera and look, I see a doe and her fawn run past the rock formation. Sure enough! They were inadvertently captured in the photograph. Later when I viewed the photo on a large monitor, I noticed something curious way to the left of the field of view. There was this bright spot of yellow and orange! Could it be my Bullock’s Oriole? It sort of looks like a flying bird and it’s the right size.
It’s kind of bizarre that the deer ended up in my photo; but it’s almost beyond coincidence that my mystery bird could also have it’s image caught in this unlikely happenstance. And yet I do believe that it is my Bullock’s Oriole.

possible bullock's  oriole

Doe, fawn, and possible Bullock's Oriole in bizarre photo accident

One Response to The Bullock’s Oriole Incident

  • sarge reynolds says:

    Interesting photo, John – from the rocks (not moving) to the deer (moving) and the bird (moving out). The yellow blob could indeed be evidence of the elusive Bullocks Oriole.

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