I took this photo about an hour ago. Despite the snow and cold, it was snowing while I took this picture, these pussywillows prove that winter is slowly loosening it's grip here in Maine.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
The tufted titmouse is a lot shyer than the chickadees. Each species of bird that comes to the feeder has it's own limitations on how close they'll let me approach. With the chickadees I can get within three or feet of the feeder and they'll still go to it. The nuthatches about ten feet, the titmouse it's about twenty feet. I have my feeder on the edge of a wooded area so at twenty feet back there are a lot of branches to get in the way of getting a decent photograph. When I go out to take photos I usually stand in one spot for about an hour at a time, if you stand still long enough the birds get used to you. I finally got these two photographs when the titmouse landed in a spot that was fairly unobstructed by branches.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Like I mentioned before, the nuthatches are a lot tougher to photograph than the chickadees because they move quicker. This guy stayed still long enough to snap a couple of photos before going to the feeder. I have a couple of different ones that visit, this particular one has a paler breast than the last nuthatch I posted.