Snow Bunting, Svalbard

Snow Bunting leaving nest, Svalbard.

The snow bunting leaving its nest tucked away in a rock crevice.   Some people maintain that birds should never be photographed at a nest.  This is well meaning as some species are sensitive to any approach and may abandon a nest.    This species was understood to be tolerant and this bird was unconcerned by our approach and presence as it went about its activities.    The bird was fast moving and unpredictable.   The best hope of getting the shot was by pre-focusing on the hoped for exit from the rock crevice and shooting in burst mode.  Numerous frames didn't work of course.   This was the best I could get.