Oh my gosh!!!!!! Isn't this Black Capped Chickadee the cutest little thing ever? (Can't believe I captured this shot!) Proud to say that this is our state bird here in Massachusetts. I actually learned that little tid bit when my daughter was studying our state in 4th grade! You know that show "Are you smarter than a fifth grader?" (never watched it, but you get the idea). Well, she is in 6th grade now and definitely knows more facts than me! Never really payed any attention to the birds around here... I took these with my "semi-pro" Nikon D300 super duper camera with telephoto lens that is about a mile long! I was far from these little ones, so I could sneak up on them! So excited at the capabilities of this camera. Completely clueless though. Love photography and hope to churn out "fabulous" pictures with it! For just getting to know it... I love how these pictures came out!
The elusive Cardinal in Red and the Tufted Titmouse, so cute!
Cuteness abounds...I can't stand it!
Caught this peek-a-boo moment. My camera even captured the glint in his eye!
Not sure what kind of bird this one is, above.
I think this is a wood pecker. Beautiful markings on this bird. I have become an avid bird watcher now. I am trying to learn more about them and their habits. In the cold winters, especially here in New England, they really need the help of bird feeders. I actually feel better now that I am helping them through this frigid weather. Now, I am worrying about where they sleep at night! Ugh! Just what I need! They do need some shelter I learned and now I am going to have to figure that out! There are so many beautiful things in nature that we forget about with all our day to day lists and busyness. I find myself, especially in the morning, running to my back kitchen door to see who is eating at the feeder. This Dove below is too big for eating at the feeder but visits anyway and is able to eat off the ground. I hope you enjoyed my photo's of these pretty ones. Let me know what your state bird is or what kinds of birds you have enjoyed seeing lately. I would love to know...Thanks!
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