Sunday, June 6, 2010

Chickadees in the Cedars

Friday evening, after seeing the Red-breasted Grosbeak and the Spotted Towhee, my attention was taken to the cedars alongside the garage. The whispy squeek of chickadees was constant - it sounded like the cedars were full of them!
I stood and watched for a few moments and sure enough, there was a lot of activity on the underside of the branches. It could have easily been missed, but especially because of the wind that engaged the branches in a wild evening dance.
From my vantage point, standing on the other side of my van, I shot as much as I could, hoping to get at least a couple of shots. I have enjoyed watching chickadees foraging in tree branches - they are so fast - and so I was challenged to try and catch them in a photo.
Well, I was pleasantly surprised :)  
I was absolutely thrilled to get another "parent-feeding-fledgling" photo! It's the second one this week!
And then, they posed so nicely in the evening sun ;)
It was a pretty awesome evening -
Totally unexpected
thoroughly enjoyed!
(Canon Rebel Xsi, 250mm lens, f 8.0, ISO 1600 - cropped and sharpened slightly


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WOW !! These guys are cute.You have wonderful pictures of the Chickadees.

Samuel said...

Wow! Those are cool looking chickadees. Good pictures!