Some of you may have heard of a “Hail Mary pass” such as it is used in football. What you may not know is that bird photographers also have their “Hail Mary photos” where you basically point your camera at a tiny speck in the sky or a clump of bushes and pray! Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
In Ghana, Mary seemed to be not listening as my prayers in Kakum National Park (trying for African Grey Parrots) and University/Botanical Gardens area in Accra (Red-fronted Parrots) went unanswered as the birds stayed in the bushes and I just barely missed my shots.
Finally, in Shai Hills, Mary took pity on me and my prayers were answered as some Senegal Parrots zoomed over head.