April Rose was in her room when she observed a bird perched on a branch outside her window.
The bird had a long, slender beak and fluffy feathers and seemed to be black or gray. Rose sprang from her bed, not wanting to lose the chance to photograph such a fascinating bird.
Rose told The Dodo, “I thought it was strange that it had been lying there for so long because I’d observed it a few times.” “I thought to myself, ‘This is my chance.'”
Rose has been photographing every bird that will stand still since she received a Canon camera as a present two years ago, including blue herons, woodpeckers, robins, and blue jays. She had no idea what sort of bird was outside, but she knew it was too good to miss.
She grabbed her camera in the hopes of capturing the bird before it flew away, but it turned out she didn’t need to.
“I shot the first one, then zoomed in and took the second one, thinking to myself, ‘Wait a second.’ “That isn’t even a bird,” Rose said. “I was like, ‘It’s a leaf,’ after shooting the second or third snap.”