Well, what can I say…with all the bird activity going on around here, for approximately the next three months, I need to concentrate more on bird photography now than on my landscape photography.
A year and a half ago my wife Nancy and I had our backyard certified as wildlife habitat, meaning, habitat, feeders, and water for all the critters in our suburbia neighborhood. Our success with the habitat netted us this year with plenty of Lesser Goldfinch babies, Chickadee babies, Towhee babies and House Wren babies.
This little Lesser Goldfinch baby flew down from a perch in the Holly tree down to the ground and instantly nuzzled up to a plant and tucked it’s head under a wing as shown in the image. He didn’t move no matter what we did…we could have picked him up easily but didn’t. After a few minutes we went into the house for dinner then I came back out and the little one was gone.
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Canon EOS 1D MarkIII
Canon EF 70-300mm L at 300mm in macro mode
ISO 200, 1/13 sec at f/18