A chickadee gets ready to dive down to the feeder in single-digit temperatures. The spruce in front of the house is dense and I leave it that way for the many birds who live and shelter there. The chickadees are quick and stay harbored in the branches so they are very difficult to get a clear photo. I have mostly blurry or blank ones while waiting for them to step onto a clear branch to fly, but I did get this one, and for the abstractions in the background and the clarity of the little chickadee, I really like it.

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  1. […] This feeder was very busy, finally, and a house finch finally showed up. They had at one time flooded this feeder and the thistle feeder next to it, but when the wild black cherry on that side of the house came down and took the lilac with it that was once by this window and provided cover for birds, everyone disappeared for a while. Now, 18 months later, I guess it’s safe to come back, though they are still somewhat unprotected, not like the spruce for the chickadee. […]

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