• Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 16 November, 2013 11:34
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 1/800 s

As I was photographing plants I noticed the constant return of and foraging of this bird on the ground around me. Not at all nervous about me, and came very close on several occasions.

Finally I found out where it was heading, and the nest was very close. It’s an amazing construction and is re-used by other species until it is destroyed by the elements.

In the first photo you can see the beak of one of the chicks. The whole feeding process was over in a blink of an eye!

Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus)