This blackbird was perched on a fence behind my house. It started flying and I took a few pictures as it 'took off'--
I was using a relatively fast shutter speed; not quite fast enough to freeze it, but almost---
You can see it's lost a few feathers from its left wing; will they grow back, I wonder? or is this the 'new normal' for this blackbird?
Something about those flashes of red and yellow gets to me.
Birds really have marvelous physiological engineering, when you think about it.
As it flew farther and farther away from the distant human holding the camera, it passed by another bird, sitting on another wire, which (and I'm really going out on a limb here, imagining) wasn't that interested in the flight-path of its avian cousin---
This BIF (Birds-in-Flight) stuff is a lot harder to do than I ever realized. It's going to take practice, honing my eye, and... some luck.