Winter Birdwatching!

January and February are months here in New England where there is nothing much happening other than occasional weather freakouts and bread and milk stock-ups. It's a time for me when I find it hard to leave the house sometimes, nevermind find photograph opportunities! So I headed to a place where I knew nature wasn't taking a break, Trustom Pond Wildlife Refuge, located in Charlestown, Rhode Island.

I love chubby little chickadees, but they are very hard to photograph! Hardly ever staying in place long enough to click the shutter, they fly and move so fast.

And here comes the sneaky little nuthatch. His feet and huge, perfect for climbing quietly down tree trunks and even hanging upside down.

A fuzzy little woodpecker was making a racket, and that's the only reason I even knew he was hiding here. That, and his bright red hat.

Above is the adorable little titmouse.

And here's another chickadee with a giant sunflower seed, perched on the edge of a birdfeeder near the station.


Caitlin said...

Every time I visit your blog it has had a new makeover :)

I love the photos~ I have never seen a titmouse in person :)

KClark Photography said...

I've got Chickadee envy. We never get them this far south. Lovely images.

Ruth Welter said...

Beautiful photography...I love the chickadees..just lovely.


T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Beautiful photos :)

I'm with K. I have Chickadee envy too!

Those little guys do fly in and out so quickly, so congrats on capturing them so well.

I try to take photos of them on my bird feeder but they go so fast I end up turning the shots in to abstracts LOL!!! :)

Have a lovely weekend, Cheers, T. :)

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