The Songbirds of Winter

The Songbirds of Winter

This morning started off with snow and by noon, the snow had melted and the sun was out resulting in a beautiful bright, cheery day at just above freezing: my kind of weather, and stuck in my office was the last place I wanted to be. So I grabbed a camera and a zoom lens and headed out! These are a small sample of some of the images I brought back….. click any image to enlarge.

Chestnut-Backed Chickadee

Chestnut-Backed Chickadee

Chestnut-Backed Chickadee

Black-Capped Chickadee

Black-Capped Chickadee

Dark-Eyed Junco

 

I saw a lot of these small species of songbirds, but these three are just a start. More images one the way!

Rich Leighton
March 6, 2012

About The Author

Pro photographer, writer, master naturalist, Florida native in the PNW, lucky husband, father of two boys, big hockey and soccer fan, and native orchid hunter.

Comments (4)

  • Mcwilck07

    The ex-Floridian is loving the crisp weather..Those days have always been my favorite..Love the Chestnut sided Chickadees! beautiful images as always!

  • Elizabeth Anne Middleton

    I grew up on a farm in the Flint Hills of Kansas and in the winter dozens of chickadees would gather around the feeder outside our dining room window.  I still remember those cheerful little birds and their song which sounded exactly like chickadeedeedeedee . . .
    Wonderful!

  • RichLeighton

    Thank you! Lots more on the way 🙂

  • RichLeighton

    I grew up only seeing chickadees in books – here, they are everywhere!

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