Blue-gray Gnatcatchers can be extremely fun to watch but also very frustrating to photograph. They never stay put. They bounce around trees like they've had too much caffeine, taunting you with their ability to evade the gaze of your lens. And being small birds, you have to be relatively close to them to get anything good out the photographs you're able to take of them. A few days ago, though, I was at Mead Gardens, and one flew into a bush next to me and stayed still for a few seconds. He must have played hookie from class the day they taught camera evasion techniques. I captured a few photos before it flew off. I think these are my favorite Blue-gray Gnatcatcher photos.