Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Loving Those Chickadees

Yesterday I fought off the squirrels from the bird feeder while trying to photograph the Chestnut Backed Chickadees. Anyone that would have observed it would have been bent over in laughter. Here is this long pole jabbing out of a window every time a squirrel made an attempt to climb onto or get close to the bird feeder which was quite often by the way. Even I had to laugh because it seemed so ridiculous at times. Later on I made a couple of new bird feeders and drove down in the valley to a new location I scoped out. In the next few weeks a change of scenery will be good as there will hopefully be some different birds to photograph. Here are a couple of Chickadee images from yesterday afternoon. God's love and blessings to all, chris all images were created with a Canon 7DmkII on a ground pod on our back bedroom window sill. the lens used was a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens. Camera settings used were AV mode, ISO 800 and 1600 at F 8.0 shutter speeds varied.


  1. Beautiful! Yes, squirrels are quite annoying and it probably was a fun thing to watch. :-)

  2. Thanks for the comment, Shelly. This morning I got smart and set two feeders for the squirrels off to the side away from the feeder I was using. Worked like a charm.