Saturday, October 30, 2010

Breakfast with the birds

I knew I was going to be tied up for most of the day today, so this morning after I ate my breakfast I sat by my window and hoped some birds would come by for theirs. Happily, they didn't let me down.

I liked this Titmouse picture because of the way its tail is fanned out; as I recall, it had just landed on the feeder:

A White-breasted Nuthatch:

I liked how well you can see its claws in this shot—it provides a good sense of how much longer they are compared to those of the the songbirds like the Titmice and Chickadees:

Four available perches, yet the Chickadee up on the right decided it wants the one the other Chickadee was already occupying:

The same thing happened a little while later—this time the middle rung was the desired real estate:

A somewhat unusual angle on a Chickadee as it lands on its chosen perch:

Even though the seed in its beak would suggest this Chickadee had gotten some food and was about to depart, it was actually landing when I took this shot; apparently it decided it wanted to sample the goods on both sides of the feeder:

Finally, a close-up look at one of the Chickadees:

1 comment:

  1. These are wonderful birdy action shots - all they need is captions, and you could start a new trend for LOLbirds.