Backyard Chickadees

Successful ground foraging - 2013 © Christopher Martin

It was a sunny morning today so I spent some time photographing the Black-capped chickadees that live in our backyard.  There are several of them that share the bird seed we put out with a large flock of Common redpolls and a few Red-breasted nuthatch through the winter.

Perched but looking away - 2013 © Christopher Martin

As from a couple of weeks ago with their redpoll cousins, the chickadees were elusive to capture nicely in flight.  But it was a very nice time with my backyard neighbours.

Dive bomber - 2013 © Christopher Martin

A couple from the morning.

Chickadee in flight - 2013 © Christopher Martin

I like my backyard, it’s a cool place.

A feast - 2013 © Christopher Martin

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  5. great captures, Christopher!

    February 4, 2013 at 8:24 pm

  6. Great Photos! Awesome detail! Nice Job!

    February 4, 2013 at 9:15 am

  7. Sweet little birds. Your photos make me smile!

    February 3, 2013 at 8:27 pm

  8. What adorable photos. I love the first one where he’s playing in the snow.

    February 3, 2013 at 2:39 pm

  9. annerose

    Indeed your backyard is a most cool place. I love these fantastic photos!

    February 3, 2013 at 9:44 am

  10. The first photo, of the bird in the snow with wings in the air, is my favorite!! Thanks for sharing.

    February 3, 2013 at 9:22 am

  11. Great images, chickadees are such expressive looking little birds.

    February 3, 2013 at 9:08 am

  12. I love birds, and these photos are stellar!

    February 2, 2013 at 11:13 pm

  13. These are so good. Believe it or not- we actually have this wonderful little bird in central Texas. ( resident bird) This might be a common bird but the chickadee is not “common” to me. Wonderful captures of a bird on the wing.

    February 2, 2013 at 10:30 pm

  14. Reblogged this on bearspawprint.

    February 2, 2013 at 10:06 pm

  15. The first photo is breathtaking.

    February 2, 2013 at 9:28 pm

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