10000 Birds – Participating in My First “Normal” Birdathon

A flash of orange streaked across my field of vision, landing at the top of a nearby tree. I whipped my binoculars out, then threw them down in favor of a camera with a long lens. Click click click. I snapped as many photos as I could before the bird disappeared into the canopy. Zooming in, I let out a whoop and fist pumped the air. An Orchard Oriole! A life bird for me, and another species for my Audubon Florida Birdathon checklist.

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