This morning my father and I drove out to the Econ River Wilderness Area, and we had a pretty great time. We arrived a little after 7am, so it was not quite light out. But a couple Eastern Bluebirds landed in a tree in front of us. They were (about to be) backlit by the sun, so I decided it might be fun to try a silhouette shot of one of the bluebirds. A little while later, one perched in better light.
We also saw about 8 Carolina Chickadees; most of them were pretty close together, associating with each other. One individual was pretty bold, and it sometimes perched too close for my lens to focus; it forced me to back up a step. It also seemed to have a giant head and white edging of the secondaries, similar to Black-capped Chickadees, though they don't come down this far south. I actually live near the southern border of the range for Carolina Chickadees. I suspect the white edging on the secondaries has more to do with the lighting of the bird when I took the photo.
And it was also fun to see several White-eyed Vireos; one of which posed for a photo.