Monday, March 21, 2011

Chickadees and the River



We went visiting yesterday.  Though it was sunny, there was still a chilly, raw wind.  What a happy surprise when we drove in the yard and saw him barbecuing; first one of the spring season at the river.

Luckily, there were a few sheltered sunlit spots in the yard where we could stand and be warm enough to enjoy the fresh air, the river and the chickadees.

The river is still completely frozen which is good for the bobcat who roams there.  The trees haven’t yet showed any signs of swelling buds, but the chickadees were full of vigour and busy feeding.

My photos were "just OK" as I had used a longer lens and the tripod, but had forgotten to change the settings to allow for the birds’ rapidity of movements.  I took many that were all spinning bird feeder and blurred wings.  I’ll do better next time!

It was invigorating to be at the river on the first fresh day of spring for a BBQ and bird-watching.  Thank you!   It was truly lovely.

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