If there’s one thing that I’ve learned photographing birds it’s to expect the unexpected. I was walking around the Brazos Bend State Park on Friday hoping to catch some birds in flight and practice my long-lens technique. I wasn’t having much luck when I heard the strangest cackling sound coming from behind me. I turned around to see what all the fuss was about and spotted this little guy standing straight at attention as if speaking to a crowd of people. I guess it’s an election year in the wild kingdom also!