Photo Of The Day: Carolina Chickadee

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For the longest time, we had very few birds fluttering around here then when the rare snow smothered everything, they all came out looking for yummy black oil sunflower seeds.  This little Carolina Chickadee is banging away at his while holding it against a limb.  I fired off about 10 shots with my D3X and managed to get several keepers.  I’ve found the easiest way to get a shot of these very fast little birds is to wait until after they crack their seed and eat it.  They will always look up and pause for a nanosecond before darting back to the ground to pick up another one. Click on the photo for the large view.

Thanks for the visit and have a great week ahead.

 

Photo Of The Day: Snowed In

Snowed In   Posted to Flckr January 5, 2011Lest you think that our phony winter in Eastern North Carolina has given way to the real thing,  I must tell you this is from several years ago when we actually had a heavy 20 minute totally unexpected  snowfall.  It was just long enough for me to grab this shot of a little Chipping Sparrow bundling up against the big surprise.  He didn’t have to wait long for it to melt.  By afternoon, just about every trace of it was gone and we were back to the phony winter.  Click on the Photograph for a much larger view.  Thanks for the look and have a great evening.

Photo Of The Day: Carolina Chickadee

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I haven’t posted a bird shot in a while.  I caught this little Carolina Chickadee last week.  He had flown back to this River Birch Tree to crack open his Sunflower Seed and uncharacteristically paused a few seconds before eating it.  This little birds are very hyper and seldom perch for more than a nanosecond before moving on so this was a real treat.  Have a great week and thanks for the look.  Nikon D7100, 300mm lens.

Photo Of The Day: Waiting on Spring

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The Azaleas were blooming. So was the Periwinkle and all of the other harbingers of Spring.  Until the big freeze moved in.   This Cardinal seems to be  thinking “this too shall pass.”   Hope its warmer where you are.  Thanks for the look and have a great evening.  Click on the photograph for the full Monty.  Nikon D7000 with a Nikon 70-300mm telephoto lens.

Photo Of The Day: A Goldfinch Strikes a Pose

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I had just moved the lens when this little Goldfinch cocked his head no doubt picking up on a glint of light in the lens.  In a way I suppose he was posing for me. The look is better when you click on the photograph.   Thanks for the Visit and have a great evening.