Quick Shot: Yellow Billed Cuckoo

If you haven't noticed, one of my favorite local bird spots is Mason Neck State Park, just minutes from my home. I headed out again this weekend to see what I could find and made friends quickly.  

No sooner am I setup than this Yellow Billed Cuckoo dropped into a favorite perch. Although he's not the most colorful bird, I am fascinated by how steep they hold their tail feathers. He hopped around this twig for several minutes before heading out, but it was long enough for me to snag this shot. 

Shot with Nikon D800, Nikon 80-400mm lens, Gitzo Tripod and edited with Adobe Photoshop. Enjoy!