My wife called me at work a couple of weeks ago and said, "the buntings and grosbeaks are migrating through." When I got home from work, just before 6PM, I immediately set up my blind in the backyard and donned my camo facemask and gloves, and hopped inside.
Before I had quite finished setting up the tripod, THIS young fella landed on a limb 12' away! I finished setting up quickly and popped the camera on the to tripod. In no longer time later than tripping the shutter, I got this gorgeous photo of a male Painted Bunting . . . the first decent opportunity to ever get a really nice image.
Within the next half hour I took a couple of hundred images, and no birds noticed me or paid me any attention! Yes, blinds work!