Funny Outtakes from the Virginia Living Museum!

Being ready for the right moment is sometimes tricky when photographing birds.  They can move unexpectedly or too quickly to capture them in just the right pose.  I’ve had many missed opportunities in my short time as a birder.  I kick myself when I didn’t set the right setting on the camera or when I was unprepared for a unique moment.

Occasionally funny moments take place.  I’m usually laughing out loud when it happens and I’m praying that the photo turns out.  Here are a few unexpected bird moments that I managed to catch on camera.  I hope you get as much of a kick out of them as I did!

To read the first post about my visit to the VLM click here.

Yikes~look at my feathers!

Yikes~look at my feathers!

A bad itch on a bad hair day!!!

A bad itch on a bad hair day!!!

Don't shoot~I give up!!!

Don't shoot~I give up!!!

Well hello there....how about a little snack???

Well hello there....how about a little snack???

The Blue hair special!

The Blue hair special!

Bottoms up!

Bottoms up!

Log roll~ I bet you can't do this!

Log roll~ I bet you can't do this!

Whoa... was that a snake???

Whoa... was that a snake???

Say what????

Say what????


One of the joys of being an artist is having the freedom to follow my passion...
— William R. Beebe
What's next? Drawing by William R. Beebe

What's next?

Drawing by William R. Beebe