Friday, October 16, 2015

Love Those Little Chickadees

The Chickadees that hang around my house are quite active and gregarious. They are like a friendly little gang that is mostly up to good with a little mischief thrown in now and then. The species that I get here are called Chestnut Backed Chickadees. They are here year round with a slight increase in population over the winter. They are a pretty bold for such a tiny little bird and live quite easily around people seemingly unafraid if you don't make any move to startle them. Chestnuts are a Coastal Range species found in the coastal mountains from southern Alaska southward to Central California. There is a branch of the population that extends inland along the Columbia River into the interior as far Alberta and the Snake River Region of Idaho. Here are some of my favorites at the water set up from last week. God's love and blessings to all, chris All images were created with a Canon 7D and a Canon 100-400 IS lens on a Manfrotto tripod. Exposures varied. If you are interested in creating a water set up like this one please check out the book, Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography", where step by step directions are provided to show how to build a water set up. The book is available in both hardbound and as an ebook at Amazon and most anywhere fine books are sold.

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