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Archive for December 31st, 2012

Boreal Chickadee_4256

 

I have been preparing my photo blind and bird feeders for another season of winter songbird photography and today I finally had a chance to go out and sit in the blind for a couple of hours to see what I might be able to capture. I was quite surprised to see this different looking chickadee land on one of my perches. It is not uncommon to have a great number of Black-capped Chickadees at my feeders throughout the day, but I have never seen one quite like this. Upon referring to my field guides I believe it may be a Boreal Chickadee.

During the course of last winter I had a lone, female red-bellied Woodpecker visiting my suet set-up and thought that this was most likely due to the warmer than usual winter we had last year. However, today I was pleased to she that she has returned and made a couple of lovely poses for me, which can be seen below.

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Red-bellied Woodpecker

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Red-bellied Woodpecker

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