Thursday, February 18, 2016

Bird Feeders

On the same trip as we saw the owls we enjoyed other northern and semi-northern birds. Some very close up. And some hiding in plain sight (of other folks ...).

Image courtesy of Adrian Binns
And at the same well known secret owl place we became bird feeders. Well some of us. Others, like Phil, the fellow at the left in the image below, were like me, hoping to get the bird in hand shot (he did get some very good shots on the trip).

While some, like Barb, the woman in the blue hat, multitasked as both feeder and photographer.

Patty, was a feeder.

A very happy feeder (here at a non-secret place, Algonquin Provincial Park), where in addition to the Black-capped Chickadees we got at the secret place, Gray Jays also availed themselves of the handouts. (Blue Jays, skittish even in Canada, would approach but not land. They would only eat what we dropped on the ground.)

Here is a Chickadee taking a sunflower seed from Edie, a seed larger than it's bill.

And Deidra with a Gray Jay.

Now, if I could only find that Chickadee ...

Image courtesy of Adrian Binns

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