Pretty Bird! Pretty Bird!
Birding has slowed down here in Chicagoland – we tend to find the same species out there each time we go out (although some surprises pop up, like a Swainson’s Thrush recently). Our members continue to get some special shots and share them with us. Here are a few of the latest:
Ronald Zigler is up to the challenge and submitted this wonderful shot of a Golden-crowned Kinglet in the Cornell/Wild Birds Unlimited Photo Contest. I think you have a winner there. Best of luck to you Ronald!
Birder2011 captured this great composition of a Red-breasted Nuthatch on a limb. These little birds are often found feeding high up pine trees, where the cones are, making it more difficult to get a good shot of them.
Asteinmann was out to Armstrong Park, the same place I saw the snow goose I used for my Exposure Composition demo the other day. Where I only saw the one white Snow Goose he was able to capture both and white and blue morph Snow Goose at the same time! Well done!
We’ll close out today with a winter migrant to the midwest, the Common Redpoll. Like the Snow Goose and the Red-breasted Nuthatch above, the Redpoll likes to spend the summer way up north and then migrates down for the winter. Emil Baumbach captured one with the bright red patch on the crown of its head. Beauty!
Stay Safe. Go Birding. Take Pics. Share Here. Repeat.
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