My wife is in charge of capturing these small birds. To catch the shot it’s important to stand there with your camera focused and at the ready. They are very quick and stealthy.
Her 400mm Canon lens is perfect for that. Long reach, but not too heavy.
I must have been in the right spot to get these quick shots.
I rarely photograph birds head on, like the one above. This time the expression (do they even have one?) was just right.