Feathered finery

A couple of days ago, as I was chatting with a pair of chickadees (probably black-capped, Poecile atricapillus) that have built a nest in our wren housem and trying to get a few Chickadee 746portrait shots as they flitted around from branch to branch, hardly holding still for even a few seconds, a flash of white caught my eye.  It was a pair of red-bellied woodpeckers Red-bellied woodpecker 836(Melanerpes carolinus), winging silently to a brief perch on one of the branches of our large linden.  I had time for only three quick frames, one of which came out as I’d hoped.

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8 Responses to Feathered finery

  1. nice captured!
    best regards: bulb

  2. We have the same visitors here. I love hearing the red-bellied’s call in the morning.

    • krikitarts says:

      So do I. They are so quietly stealthy that I consider it a great privilege to be able to catch them with any detail at all. Oh, to be able to afford (1) a contingent of photo-roadies to build me a blind and (2) another to keep me supplied with warm food and drink, and (3) a budget to allow a few really long, fast lenses. In the meantime, I’ll content myself to rely on luck and my photo-angel. Sigh.

  3. Adrian Lewis says:

    Good pictures, Gary – I’m particularly struck at how similar these birds are to the tits and woodpeckers here – and in Kenya too – widespread families! Adrian

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