I was standing on the top of a six foot step ladder which was leaning up against the tree, one arm hugging the trunk to keep steady which left me trying to work the camera controls and take the shot one handed. I don’t know why he reached out like that - maybe he saw his reflection (males have a dark chest patch) in the lens or he was trying to get at the source of the clicking. Either way he certainly wasn’t scared of me. He let me give him a little pat on the arm and I could feel how soft his nose was when I held out my hand for him to have a sniff. They’re a lot of fun up close.
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