Larry strikes again with fantastic shots of two of my favorite birds. The sound of a chickadee's call melts my heart every time I hear it. It is my favorite bird, and it doesn't matter where I am when I hear it, pure joy floods my heart.
Watch out! The nuthatch is cleared for landing.
...such a cute mug, and that little sound they make...love it too! You know that little yank, yank sound that stands out, especially on cold days in the woods when the other birds seem to be hiding.
I hand hold the camera for all my photos (I used to use a monopod or tripod for distance and macro, but the VR lenses don't seem to require it). I crop the images down in Aperture (I'm a Mac).
The Story Behind "Red and the Peanut"
Red and the Peanut is named after my first bird memory. When I was about six, I was at my Great Aunt Mary's house and she was telling me about Red and the peanut. "Red" was a Northern Cardinal that had trained Aunt Mary to feed it peanuts on demand. Since Aunt Mary's "Red" started it all, what better name could I choose?