Suburban Wildlife

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Colourful little fellow!


And quite unafraid of people.

12 comments:

ChrisJ said...

Beautiful bird shot. Wish we had chickadees round here, they can be quite tame and are more fun to watch than our house finches and sparrows. You have to go up into the nearby mountains to find them in our county.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

I like this bird shot, Rusty. Do you know the species and I was curious as to what it is standing in as well.

Canyon Girl said...

Very cute little guy.

Country Mouse Studio said...

he's so beautiful, now I have to go find out why he's so colorful

Rusty said...

It's a Blackcapped chickadee. The colour is probably accentuated as I was using flash fill with a 300mm telephoto. He is standing on a small platform which serves as a feeder right in front of the 'Retreat'. It's quite a surprise how fearless these little fellows are. Just stand still for a few minutes (in warmer weather preferably), and they will eat right out of your hand.

Rusty said...

Oh, yes - he is standing beside a mixture of seeds, corn, etc. The telephoto makes the depth of feild very shallow.

Coneflower Ranch said...

Wow, great capture and what a beautiful subject. I keep a feeder outside the sliding glass doors of my kitchen, where I do all of my work. I enjoy seeing the visitors, old and new stopping by for me to snap.

forestwalk/laura k said...

awesome shot!! beautiful chickadee! he looks like he's trying to decide what to feast on next...

Jenn Jilks said...

What a precious little thing. They eat out of your hand in many places! Just takes a little patience!

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Carol............. said...

What a beautiful little bird! Can't wait to get back to Washington State and start my "spring feeding".

Ilona said...

How delightful! You take such personable animal portraits, and I love the "popcorn" snow photo.

Sandy said...

Ohh this is a nice one.