Some birds fly towards the Shutter-bugger and her camera. They belong to the ‘a little lime-light never hurt anyone’ school of thought.
Some quickly turn hiding their face on spying a camera and fly away, preferring the cloak of anonymity.
Then there are the neutral ones. Not easily perturbed over a camera or the clicks, their philosophy in life is one of ‘take it or leave it’.
Yet others are winged show-offs who romance the lens and reveling in its attention put up a veritable performance for it.
Next come the painfully shy ones. They are so scared of the camera that they promptly hide their face underwater to escape being photographed.
My Nikon D5100 and I met these feathered fellas on our walk at Shoreline Park on Sunday.