Chickadees in late afternoon sunshine

Through the winter, there are chickadees that hang out in my backyard.  On Sunday afternoon, I found a few of them pecking seeds out of the fresh snow below the feeder.

I took a few minutes to photograph them when the sun had dropped low enough to backlight them and the speckles of snow their pecking threw into the air.

A boreal chickadee came at the last and flitted about for a few seconds before flying off in a spray of glistening snow.

11 responses

  1. amazing capture

    March 26, 2018 at 8:04 pm

  2. Thanks for the close-up of one of my favorite birds. I hear them often outside my window but hard to spot in the dense foliage.

    March 14, 2018 at 1:27 am

  3. I love the wing action in these-very cute. I have a fondness for Chickadees and their boldness. They are so tame at one park here in Edmonton that they land on my head and lens when I am trying to take a photo of them. They are a good bird to practice with because they are so quick.

    March 7, 2018 at 10:18 am

  4. beautiful

    March 6, 2018 at 9:12 pm

  5. Wow! So cute and beautiful birds! 😀 We don’t have this kind here unfortunately. 😦 Beautiful pictures! 🙂

    March 6, 2018 at 10:49 am

  6. pretty pictures. cute birds.

    March 6, 2018 at 10:30 am

  7. beautiful!!!

    March 6, 2018 at 9:22 am

  8. pure joy ❤

    March 6, 2018 at 8:31 am

  9. Beautiful blues and the back light is divine. We see chickadees every day at our bird feeders but our backdrop is redwood fencing and light-blocking pine trees. The very name ‘chickadee’ trips off the tongue like their spritely flitting about. Your photos have inspired me to look more closely at the little guys today.

    March 6, 2018 at 7:56 am

  10. These are great. 😁

    March 6, 2018 at 7:53 am

  11. Such tiny birds, and so much snow! No doubt they’re grateful for the seed you provide, and no doubt they’ll be as happy as any human when spring arrives.

    March 6, 2018 at 7:47 am

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