The chickadee I personally love this bird for how interactive they are with humans when they get to know you. They hop on your shoes, head, arm etc. These are some clips a got while holding a mixture of peanuts and sunflower seed I only waited there for about 15 minutes before they were flying to me every 10 seconds it truly is an amazing connection with nature when this happens especially when they tweet which some of them I understand.
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-shot on 6s
—in the video do you what the sound it made means in ? Let me know I haven’t figured out yet.
Standing at the sink this lil' beauty flew in. I've tried to get them before but they fly away immediately. With no other choice I had to shoot him through thick hurricane glass. Not too bad as far as clarity just thrilled to watch him. After confident I had a few usable frames I "pink panthered" my movements to go out and try for a raw shot & sure enough he flew the coup! #raptors#redshoulderedhawk#hawk#mybackyardbirds#birdsinmybackyard#naples#photography#birds
💥A bird tale💥
When a hawk swoops in, the birds scatter quickly for safety and often they mistake window reflections for a pass-through.
This little Junco hit the French doors and went straight to the floor. When I went to check on it I was tempted to open the door to see if it was alright but instead I went to the window to see where the hawk was. Sure enough ~ it was perched in a tree watching intently for any sign of movement near the feeders. Fortunately the Sharp-shin was around the corner of the house and just out of sight from this Junco. Phew!
It would have meant certain death if I had startled this little fellow into flight so I waited, watching closely. I could see his tiny heart beating, eyes closed. Minutes passed ... then the hawk took flight in a different direction. Yay! More minutes passed...10, to be exact. Then it moved it’s head as if to waken and quickly tucked it’s wings inward. 5 more minutes passed as it quietly observed several other Junco returning to the deck railing for foods.
Then something very special happened. Another Junco flew to its side, startling the fallen bird and causing it to jump and turn. Then the visitor nudged at its side as if to say, “come on, it’s time to fly.” My little friend paused as its buddy flew off, then he regained momentum and dashed off into the woodland. 💥
Don’t you just love a happy birdie ending? It made me smile. In the past we have held stunned birds from window strikes. Some don’t survive. If you feed the birds please read about how and where to position the feeders for the most effective ways to protect them, both from windows and predictors.
💥 *The 3rd photo was taking from our bay window.
♦️Cardinals♦️ ♦️Christmas is coming to a close and I can barely keep my eyes open. We were so blessed to have a white Christmas and these cheerful feathered friends on the deck railing were a bonus. ♦️Good night friends.♦️♦️ ♦️ #birdnerd#birdsinmybackyard#feedthebirds#birdlover