She worked this scene perfectly. The Yellow-rumped Warbler like all small birds is quick to escape people.
This female sat, and posed, on the knee of a Bald Cypress long enough for me to know I had taken too many shots.
Cypress trees have roots that grow up out of the ground/water. They are great for small birds, and tripping photographers.
You can see in these images this spot had plenty of the knees growing upwards.
Everybody who comes here with any frequency has had an embarrassing moment. Me, I dropped a Canon 100-400 L lens straight down during a ‘trip’. Not a complete disaster, it still works. I will never get the filter off though.