Experiencing the rhododendron forests in bloom is an amazing experience in many ways as they are a magnet to so many incredible bird species.

Sometimes you may arrive at a location in full bloom to find just a few sunbirds and some other species only to experience an influx of species foraging. But they often don’t stay long, so it’s important to take advantage of each and every opportunity as you might only get one.

This was one of several individuals of this species at this location, but soon their song was all that remained as they were mowing along to other rhododendrons.

It sounds like this:

Elevation: 2752 meters

  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Focal length: 1000mm
  • ISO: 900
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s