Saturday, February 26, 2011

Camera Critters: Winter Birds

For today's Camera Critters, we feature two species that are very common in this area.  I take most of my bird photos while waiting for larger species of wildlife to appear, and have learned that it is quite productive to maintain natural bird feeders to attract birds within camera range.

These were taken with the Canon 7D and 300mmF2.8 with 1.4 extender and were from the same session that produced the Mourning Dove photos for last week's Camera Critters.

White-breasted Nuthatch

Black-capped Chickadee
The feeder is a partially- hollow log, which is secured in an upright position with metal straps and lag bolts.  The log is closed off a few inches below the holes, which makes a cavity to contain the seed.  The birds flit in an out of the openings to feed.

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Originally posted at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful beyond words.

sfriel said...

Great images Willard!!!!!!!!!!

Gary said...

Absolutely beautifuld!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

eileeninmd said...

They are two of my favorite yardbirds. great shots!

Cheri said...

Great shots!

Carolina Mts

imac said...

What wonderful captures Willard.
Hope all is well with you and family.

Anonymous said...

Very nice photos Willard of the chickadee and white breasted nuthatch.

I just put up second movie about birds and some of the things I did in Photoshop. You don't have to go there but thought I would mention it.

I just learned how to do this today.


Anonymous said...

Very nice pictures of both birds!

Marvin said...

Great shots of these two popular little birds

Gretchen said...

Absolutely beautiful!