This happened to me several years ago when I lived along a lake and near a nature center wildlife refuge. There were always an abundance of birds at my feeders and this particular day the cardinals were everywhere.
I decided to grab my camera and snap a few shots of their beauty. So many cardinals eating at one time, with their bright red feathers against the silver feeders, made a colorful picture.
Just as I was about to take another picture, this big fellow, a flicker woodpecker, swoops in and flies right in front of the camera.
Of course, the cardinals were startled and flew away in every direction to escape, but the magnificent photo I got by accident was the best ever.
So I would say, the moral of this story is that photobombing is not always a bad thing, especially when it comes to birdwatching.
Four little baby Bluejays in a backyard nest. What a wonderful thing to see!!
For the past couple of Springs, Mother Bluejay has made a nest and raised her family in the same tree in my son’s backyard. If your backyard is “bird friendly”, you too can enjoy precious moments such as these.
**Thanks to my son and daughter-in-law for the great photos of the little family.